About Defining Members

When you specify data for a grid, you set criteria that identifies the data to retrieve. The criteria set is member assignment.

The criteria is set by assigning members to the rows and columns in the grid, as well as to the global and local grid points of view. You can also use functions to retrieve members dynamically.

Before you define members, you must insert a grid in the report and define its dimension layout. (See Working With Grids.)

You use Member Selector to define members. Member Selector has the following areas:

screenshot of member selector showing four areas detailed below
  • The dimensions tabs on the top enable you to select from multiple dimensions in the same segment.

  • The Selections panel displays your currently selected items.

  • The View Selector changes your view from Members, Recent, Functions, Substitution Variables, and Lists.

  • The Selector Pane lets you search and browse the dimension hierarchy.


You can change the way members are displayed (for example, member names or aliases) in the actions menu for the grid.