Returns all ancestors of the specified member, including ancestors of
any occurrences of the specified member as a shared member. This function
excludes the specified member.


Parameter Description
mbrName Any valid single member name or member combination, or a function that
returns a single member or member combination.


  • Essbase sorts the generated list of
    members in ascending order of the member number in the outline. Using Sample
    Basic as an example, if you specify 100-20 for mbrName,
    100, Diet, and Product are returned (in that order). However, the order in
    which shared ancestors are returned is not guaranteed. This order is important
    to consider when you use the @ALLANCESTORS member set function with certain
    forecasting and statistical functions.
  • You can use @ALLANCESTORS as a parameter of another function,
    where that parameter is a list of members.


The following example is based on the Sample Basic database. Sample
Basic has a shared level of diet drinks, which includes 100-20 (Diet Cola).
So 100-20 (Diet Cola) is a descendant of 100 (Colas) and is a shared member
descendant of Diet:

      100-20 (Shared Member)

The following calculation script increases by 5% the Budget->Sales values
of all ancestors of 100-20, including Diet.

Sales = Sales * 1.05;

This example produces the following report. This report shows that the
Budget->Sales values for 100, Diet, and Product (the ancestors of 100-20)
have been increased by 5%. The original values were 8980, 8260, and 28480,

                     Actual      Budget
                     Sales       Sales
                     =====       =====
Market  100-10       4860        5200
        100-20       2372        2610
        100-30       1082        1170
         100         8314        9429  *
        100-20       2372        2610
        200-20       3122        3090
        300-30       2960        2560
         Diet        8454        8673  *
          Product   31538       30954  *

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