To make dimensions and members more easily recognizable, administrators can assign alternate, descriptive names called aliases, to Account, Entity, Currency, Scenario, Period, Version, Year, and user-defined dimensions and members. If they do, you can select which set of aliases to use for displaying dimension and member names. For example, one alias table could display members in French, and another could display members in German.

You can apply the following member and alias display options in various locations. See Where you can Define Alias and Member Display Settings.

  • Default—Display the data determined by the form, grid, or dimension settings

  • Member name—Just member names

  • Alias—Just member aliases, if defined

  • Member name : Alias—Names followed by aliases, if defined

  • Alias : Member name—Alias, if defined, followed by the names