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IBM Cognos 8 Dimensional FunctionsProduct(s): IBM Cognos 8 BI Area of Interest: Reporting

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Contents1 1.1 1.2 2 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................ 5 PURPOSE .............................................................................................................. 5 APPLICABILITY ....................................................................................................... 5 BACKGROUND INFORMATION...................................................................... 5 FUNCTION DEFINITIONS.............................................................................. 6ANCESTOR............................................................................................................. 6 ANCESTORS ........................................................................................................... 6 BOTTOMCOUNT ...................................................................................................... 6 BOTTOMPERCENT .................................................................................................... 7 BOTTOMSUM

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CAPTION ............................................................................................................... 8 CHILDREN ............................................................................................................. 9 CLOSINGPERIOD ..................................................................................................... 9 COMPLETETUPLE ..................................................................................................... 9 COUSIN .............................................................................................................. 10 CURRENTMEMBER

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DEFAULTMEMBER .................................................................................................. 11

DESCENDANTS ...................................................................................................... 12 EXCEPT

EMPTYSET........................................................................................................... 14

FILTER ............................................................................................................... 14 FIRSTCHILD ......................................................................................................... 15 FIRSTSIBLING

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GENERATE ........................................................................................................... 16 HIERARCHIZE ....................................................................................................... 17 HIERARCHY ITEM

HEAD ................................................................................................................. 16

......................................................................................................... 17 ................................................................................................................. 18 INTERSECT .......................................................................................................... 19 LAG ................................................................................................................... 19 LASTCHILD .......................................................................................................... 19 LASTPERIODS....................................................................................................... 19 LASTSIBLING ....................................................................................................... 20 LEAD ................................................................................................................. 20 LEVEL ................................................................................................................ 20 LEVELS ............................................................................................................... 21 LINKMEMBER ....................................................................................................... 21 MEMBER ............................................................................................................. 21 MEMBERS ............................................................................................................ 22 NESTEDSET ......................................................................................................... 23 NEXTMEMBER ...................................................................................................... 23 OPENINGPERIOD ................................................................................................... 24 ORDER ............................................................................................................... 24 ORDINAL ............................................................................................................ 25 PARALLELPERIOD .................................................................................................. 25 PARENT .............................................................................................................. 26 PERIODSTODATE .................................................................................................. 26 PREVMEMBER ....................................................................................................... 26 ROLEVALUE ......................................................................................................... 26 ROOTMEMEBER .................................................................................................... 27 ROOTMEMEBERS ................................................................................................... 27 SET ................................................................................................................... 28 SIBLINGS ............................................................................................................ 28

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SUBSET .............................................................................................................. 28 TOPCOUNT .......................................................................................................... 29 TOPPERCENT

TAIL .................................................................................................................. 29

TOPSUM ............................................................................................................. 31 UNION

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TUPLE ................................................................................................................ 31 UNIQUE .............................................................................................................. 32

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VALUE ................................................................................................................ 32

APPENDIX A FUNCTION GROUPING........................................................ 34 DATE................................................................................................................. 34 FAMILY .............................................................................................................. 34 HIERARCHY ......................................................................................................... 34 MEMBER ............................................................................................................. 34 SET................................................................................................................... 34 TOP AND BOTTOM ................................................................................................. 35 VALUE ..............................................................................................................

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