Essbase range

A set of values including upper and lower limits, and values falling between limits. Can contain numbers, amounts, or dates.

Essbase @RANGE

Returns a member list that crosses the specified member from one dimension
(mbrName) with the specified member range
from another dimension (rangeList). @RANGE
can be combined with non-range functions, such as @AVG, which replaces an
existing range function, such as @AVGRANGE.


@RANGE (mbrName [, rangeList])
Parameter Description
mbrName Any valid single member name or member combination, or a function that
returns a single member or member combination.
rangeList Optional. A valid member name, a comma-delimited list of member names,
member set functions, and range functions. If rangeList is
not specified, Essbase uses the level 0 members from
the dimension tagged as Time.


Calculator function @RANGE and the cross-dimensional operator (->) cannot
be used inside a FIX/ENDFIX statement.


Example 1

The following example is based on the Sample Basic database. The @RANGE
function is used with the @AVG function to determine the average sales for
Colas in the West.


Since the calculation script fixes on Sales, only the Sales value for
West are the average of the values for western states; COGS values for West
are the sum of the western states. This example produces the following report:

                Sales            COGS
                Actual           Actual 

             Qtr3    Qtr4     Qtr3    Qtr4
             ====    ====     ====    ====
California   3401    2767     2070    1701
Oregon        932    1051      382     434
Washington   1426    1203      590     498
Utah         1168    1294      520     575
Nevada        496     440      222     197
  West       1484.6  1351     3784    3405

Example 2

The following example is based on the Sample Basic database. Assume
that the Measures dimension contains an additional member, Prod Count. The
@RANGE function is used with the @COUNT function to calculate the count of
all products for which a data value exists:

"Prod Count" = @COUNT(SKIPMISSING,@RANGE(Sales,@CHILDREN(Product)));

This example produces the following report. Since SKIPMISSING is specified
in the formula, the #MI value for Sales->Diet Drinks is not counted
as a data value:

              Jan     New York     Actual
                 Sales      Prod Count
                 =====      ==========
Colas             678          #MI
Root Beer         551          #MI
Cream Soda        663          #MI
Fruit Soda        587          #MI
Diet Drinks       #MI          #MI
  Product        2479           4

See Also

  • @LIST
  • @MERGE