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How to remove parent as a child from a SQL Server Analysis Services SSAS parent child dimension

In a parent child dimension, when an attribute's usage type is set as Parent and browsed from a client tool, many designers as well as users may get confused based on the displayed results. For example, when you browse a parent attribute in a parent child dimension like Employee and say the parent attribute is Employees, you can browse data members from the parent node until the deepest available level of the child node. By default you will find each parent member having a child member with the same name even though this member might not exist in the data. From a user experience point of view this is not a desirable way of browsing a parent child hierarchy because it may get confusing. In this tip we will look at an example of this issue and how to solve this problem.


Tags: design, parent-child


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