The build method has to be choose to perform a dimension build.
The build method that you select :
- depends on the type of data in the data source
- and determines the algorithm
that Essbase uses to :
- or remove
Generation Reference - Top-down data
Generation reference build method modify the properties of existing dimensions and members.
It's a Top-down data. Each record specifies the parent’s name, the child’s name, the children of that child, and so on.
Year, Quarter, Month
Field type information: The generation number for each field.
Level reference - Bottom-up data
Level reference build method is aimed to :
- Modify the properties of existing dimensions and members
It's a Bottom-up data. Each record specifies the name of the member, the name of its parent, the name of its parent’s parent, and so forth.
Month, Quarter, Year
Parent-child reference - Parent followed by its child
A parent-child_reference build method is aimed to :
- Share non-level 0 members
- Modify properties of existing dimensions and members
It's a Parent followed by its child type of data. Each record specifies the name of the parent and the name of the new child member, in that order, although they can specify other information as well.
Cola, Diet Cola
A list of new members
Each data source lists new members; the data source does not specify where in the outline the members belong. Essbase provides algorithms that determine where to add these members.
|Add as child of the specified parent||
|Add all members as children of an existing parent (possibly a “dummy” parent)|
|Add as sibling at the lowest level||
|Add all members at the end of the dimension|
|Add as sibling to a member with a matching string||
|Add each new member to the dimension that contains similar members|