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If there are one or more hierarchies for the selected characteristic, you can select the required hierarchy and view or change its properties by going to the Hierarchy tab.


In this screen area, you can select the hierarchy that you want to use in the query (Activate Hierarchy). You can also deactivate the hierarchy, select a different hierarchy for the selected characteristic, and view or change the name and the date of the hierarchy. You can also see the version of the current hierarchy.

Display of Nodes

Each hierarchy has properties that you specify in the hierarchy definition. To change the properties for the current hierarchy, choose .

Here you can override the following hierarchy properties for the hierarchy node display:

Table 1: Display of Hierarchy Nodes
Option Description
Position of Child Nodes

Position of child (lower-level) nodes: Choose whether you want to position the lower-level nodes either (above) or (below).

Choose "above" if you want to see the overall result at the bottom of the screen, for example.

Nodes with Only One Child Node

Nodes with only one child (lower-level) node: Choose whether you want to show (Always Show) or hide (Hide) nodes with only one child node.

Values of Postable Nodes

Values of posted nodes: Choose whether you want to show (Always Show) or hide (Hide) the values of posted nodes.

In hierarchies, nodes always display the aggregated values of the lower-level nodes and leaves. To display this value posted to the node, the system inserts an additional leaf with the same name as the node. This leaf also displays the value posted to the node.

Expand to Level

Expand to level: Choose the hierarchy level to display the hierarchy to when expanded.


In the hierarchy, you can set the sorting according to the key (Key) or text (Text) in ascending (Ascending) or descending (Descending) order. To change the sort criterion or the sort order for the current hierarchy, choose .