Understanding Dynamic Dimension Templates

A dynamic dimension template is a set of default values to be used automatically for dynamic query and tree members. Because dynamic objects are not stored within the dimension, using a template enables the dimension builder to define what properties would be applied to the majority of members within the dynamic query and tree.

For members that are stored within the dimension—for example, having a dynamic query with all the consolidation properties in one location, and another dynamic query with all the consolidation properties in a different location—using templates enables you to set those values without setting them manually.

Using templates is optional. If you do not use templates, the system uses a default built-in template that assigns default values to each of the member’s attributes. The default values are displayed in the Dynamic Dimension Templates page. If these default values will always be used, then templates should not be used.