Returns all ancestors of the specified member (mbrName)
or those up to a specified generation or level. You can use this member set
function as a parameter of another function, where that parameter is a list
of members.


@ANCESTORS (mbrName [, genLevNum | genLevName])
Parameter Description
mbrName Any valid single member name or member combination (or a function that
returns a single member or member combination).
genLevNum Optional. An integer value that defines the absolute generation or level
number up to which to select the members. A positive integer defines a generation
number. A value of 0 or a negative integer defines a level number.
genLevName Optional. Level name or generation name up to which to select the members.


  • The generated list of members is sorted starting with the
    nearest ancestor of the member, followed by the next nearest ancestor of the
    member, and so on. Using Sample Basic as an example, if you specify @ANCESTORS(200-30), Essbase returns 200, Product (in that order). This order is
    important to consider when you use the @ANCESTORS member set function with
    certain forecasting and statistical functions.


In the Sample Basic database:

@ANCESTORS("New York")

returns East, Market (in
that order).


returns Year.


returns 100, Product (in
that order).


returns Margin, Profit (in
that order).

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