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Generating Company Hierarchies for Data Aggregation
Data aggregation is available by using the Roll-up views, providing the administrator defined one or more hierarchies. The application administrator typically defines a default hierarchy by associating accounts with one another using the parent field on a company form, or the subaccount view for child accounts. Administrators can define Company hierarchies to display aggregated data—the activities, opportunities, contacts, and coverage teams—across organizational structures. For example, the top node of the hierarchy contains activities for the organization, the subsidiaries below the organization, the departments at the subsidiaries, and contacts working at any level of the tree. As the end users move up and down the tree, they see more or less data rolled up to the selected level.
By default, only companies that are part of a relationship hierarchy can display roll-up data. You can modify the application to display roll-up data for companies which are not part of a hierarchy.
To configure display of roll-up data for companies not in a hierarchy
- Using Siebel Tools, set the DynHierachry user property of the Dynamic Hierarchy Direct Relationship business component to LoadAllAccounts
For more information on setting user properties, see Configuring Siebel Business Applications.
Siebel Global Accounts is the module that provides this aggregation functionality. For more on global accounts, see Siebel Applications Administration Guide.
The application administrator can define two types of hierarchies for data aggregation: