Returns the specified member and its left siblings.


Parameter Description


Any valid single member name or member combination, or a function that returns a single member or member combination.


This function returns the specified member and all of the left siblings of the member. Left siblings are children that share the same parent as the member and that precede the member in the database outline.

This member set function can be used as a parameter of another function, where that parameter is a list of members.

Essbase sorts the generated list of members starting with the left siblings of the member (that is, siblings appearing above the member in the database outline) in ascending order. Using Sample Basic as an example, if you specify 200-30 for mbrName, Essbase returns 200-10, 200-20, 200-30 (in that order). This order is important to consider when you use the @ILSIBLINGS member set function with certain forecasting and statistical functions.


In the Sample Basic database:


Returns New York, Massachusetts, and Florida (in that order). New York and Massachusetts appear above Florida in the Sample Basic outline.


Returns Qtr1, Qtr2, and Qtr3 (in that order). Qtr1 and Qtr2 appear above Qtr3 in the Sample Basic outline.

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