Essbase uses terms to describe the roles and relationships of the members in a database outline.
|Hierarchical terms description
|Essbase - Generation
|Generation refers to a consolidation level within a dimension.
|Essbase - Level
|Level also refers to a branch within a dimension; levels reverse the numerical ordering used for generations.
|The root is the top member in a branch.
|Leaf members have no children.
|Family history terms description
|A parent is a member that has a branch below it.
|Essbase - Child
|A child is a member that has a parent above it.
|Siblings are child members of the same immediate parent, at the same generation.
|Descendants are members in branches below a parent.
|Ancestors are members in branches above a member.