Returns the specified member and all the ancestors of that member, including
ancestors of any occurrences of the specified member as a shared member. You
can use this member set function as a parameter of another function, where
that parameter is a list of members.


Parameter Description
mbrName A 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, Essbase returns 100-20, 100, Diet, Product (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 @IALLANCESTORS member
set function with certain forecasting and statistical functions.


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 100-20 and all its ancestors, including Diet:

Sales = Sales * 1.05;

This example produces the following report. This report shows that the
Budget->Sales values for 100-20, 100, Diet, and Product (100-20 and its ancestors)
have been increased by 5%. The original values were 2610, 8980, 8260, and
28480, respectively.

                     Actual      Budget
                     Sales       Sales
                     =====       =====
Market  100-10       4860        5200
        100-20       2372        2740.5 *
        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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