Article Dimension


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The Article dimension breaks sales figures down by the product hierarchy into single sellable items. The hierarchy between the root element All Articles and the individual articles can be organized in an arbitrary way to match the reporting requirements.

Mandatory elements in this dimension are:



All Articles

Root element summarizing all articles showing 100% of the sales related figures.


The NA (not applicable) element of the dimension to hold data that is not broken down by article. Must be child of All Articles. This is also the default write element of this dimension


Grouping of unexpected elements found during data load. Must be child of All Articles. This is the default parent element of this dimension.

The dimension must have additional base elements to hold data which is broken down by article.

The article elements can be configured through their attributes:




Readable name of the article. Localized translations can be provided. This attribute is visible in the report. There is no hard-coded behavior implemented on this name. (string)


Combination of element name, a dash (“ – “), and the localized name attribute. (calculated, string)