This function enables you to aggregate values for specified format tree nodes (called aggregation nodes) and it makes this number available to a target field (element) in the DME file.

The aggregation function can be used at the end of a level or a file to:

In this case, you can only specify aggregation nodes that are filled with values (elements).

This could be the amount of all payments in a level.

In this case, you can specify any aggregation nodes because the system totals the number of occurrences, not specific values.

This could be the number of payments in a level.


When you create an element, select the mapping procedure Aggregation. On the Aggregation tabstrip, you enter the reference IDs of the nodes you wish to aggregate and the aggregation type how the aggregation nodes are to be totaled to the target node (either summation of values or of total number of occurrences).