Essbase @SPARENTVAL

Returns parent-level data based on the shared parent value of the current
member being calculated.

Syntax

@SPARENTVAL (RootMbr [, mbrName])
Parameter Description
RootMbr Defines a member that is used to search for the nearest occurrence of
a parent of a shared member.
mbrName Optional. Any valid single member name or member combination, or a function
that returns a single member or member combination, from which the parent
values are returned.

Notes

  • You cannot use the @SPARENTVAL function in a FIX statement.
  • The time required for retrieval and calculation may be significantly
    longer if this function is in a formula attached to a member tagged as Dynamic Calc or Dynamic Calc and Store.

Example

Marketing expenses are captured at the Product Category levels in a
product planning application. The Product categories are defined as parents
that contain shared members as children. The Marketing Expense data must be
allocated down to each Product code based on Sales contribution.

The following Product hierarchy is defined:

Product
100
    100-10
    100-20
200
    200-10
    200-20
Diet ~
    100-10 SHARED
    200-10 SHARED
Caffeine Free ~
    100-20 SHARED
    200-20 SHARED
                 Sales    Marketing
                 =====    =========
100-10           300         0
100-20           200         0
100              500         0
200-10           100         0
200-30           400         0
200              900         0
100-10           300         0
200-10           100         0
Diet             400        50
100-20           200         0
200-30           400         0
Caffeine Free    600        40

The Marketing Expense value is allocated down to each Product code with
the following formula:

Marketing = (Sales / @SPARENTVAL(Product, Sales)) * @SPARENTVAL(Product, Marketing);

which produces the following result:

                 Sales    Marketing
                 =====    =========
100-10           300         37.5
100-20           200         13.3
100              500         #Missing
200-10           100         12.5
200-30           400         26.7
200              900         #Missing
100-10           300         37.5
200-10           100         12.5
Diet             400         #Missing
100-20           200         13.3
200-30           400         26.7
Caffeine Free    600         #Missing

The Marketing expenses can then be reconsolidated across Products and
Markets.

See Also

  • @PARENTVAL
  • @MDPARENTVAL
  • @SANCESTVAL