Returns all members with the specified generation number or generation name in the specified dimension.


@GENMBRS (dimName,genName|genNum)
Parameter Description


A single dimension name specification.


Generation name or generation number from dimName. A positive integer defines a generation number.


  • If you specify a name for the genName parameter, Essbase looks for a generation with that name in the specified dimension.

  • If you specify a number for the genName parameter (for example, 2), Essbase first looks for a generation with a number string name. If no generation name exists with that numeric name, Essbase checks to see if the parameter is a valid generation number. Check the application event log after running the calculation to make sure that the correct members were calculated.

  • Generation 0 is not a valid generation number. In Essbase, generations begin numbering at 1.

  • If you specify a temporary variable for the genName parameter, Essbase does not recognize the value of the variable. It looks in the outline for a generation name with the same name as the temporary variable.

  • For more information about generations and defining generation names, see the Oracle Essbase Database Administrator's Guide.

  • Essbase sorts the generated list of members in ascending order. Using Sample Basic as an example, if you specify @GENMBRS(Product,2), Essbase returns 100, 200, 300, 400, Diet (in that order). This order is important to consider when you use the @GENMBRS member set function with certain forecasting and statistical functions.


In the Sample Basic database:


both return the following members since generation 3 of the Year dimension is named Month:

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec (in that order).

The following example restricts the calculation to members with the combination Budget and one of the members of the Market dimension with a generation name of State.

CALC DIM (Year,Measures);

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