Working with Supporting Detail

Supporting detail serves as a built-in calculator for developing data that is not in the member outline. It also provides a way to better understand the basis of the data. For example, if the bottom-level member in your outline is pens, you can add line items in supporting detail for ballpoint, fountain, marker, and so on. Then you can aggregate their values to the pen member.

Supporting detail helps you build and communicate bottom-up values when planning such corporate expenses as travel and projects, where you must calculate aggregate values. Supporting detail can include text, values, and operators that define how data aggregates.

About supporting detail:

See Adding Supporting Detail.