# About Subcubes

Several Financial Management methods work with subcubes. A subcube consists of all the cells that share the same members of these dimensions:

• Year

• Scenario

• Entity

• Value

There are two types of subcubes—currency subcubes and node subcubes. These types of subcubes differ in how they use Entity and Value dimension members:

• A currency subcube contains cells that share applicable non-node Value dimension members. For currency subcubes, the parent of the Entity member is irrelevant. The applicable non-node Value dimension members are as follows:

• Members for user-defined currencies. There is one triplet of Value dimension members for each user-defined currency. For example, if an application contains a currency named USD, the currency’s triplet of Value dimension members is USD, USD Adjs, and USD Total.

• The triplet that points to the entity’s default currency. This triplet consists of the <Entity Currency>, <Entity Curr Adjs>, and <Entity Curr Total> Value members.

• [None] Value member.

 Note: The non-node Value dimension members that point to parent entities’ default currencies—, , and —are irrelevant to currency subcubes.
• A node subcube contains cells that share a common node Value dimension member. For node subcubes, both parent and child Entity members must be specified. The node Value dimension members are as follows:

• [Contribution Total]

• [Contribution Adjs]

• [Contribution]

• [Elimination]

• [Proportion]

• [Parent Total]

• [Parent Adjs]

• [Parent]

The following list provides examples of subcube types:

• Currency subcube: A currency subcube stores the cells for the year, Actual scenario, Connecticut entity, and USD currency. The USD currency is represented by the [USD], [USD Adjs], and [USD Total] Value dimension triplet.

• Node subcube: A node subcube stores the cells for the year, Actual scenario, Connecticut child entity, UnitedStates parent entity, and [Contribution] Value dimension member.