Extended Data Items
Extended data items are created when you insert data items from dimensional packages. Extended data items do not apply to relational packages or non-dimensionally modeled packages.
You can do the following with extended data items that are not available with traditional data items:
- Add an extended data item's child members
You can double-click an extended data item to insert its child members beside it in the report object.
- View an extended data item's details
You can select an extended data item and see where the data item appears in the package in the Properties pane under Data Item.
- Select member sets
You can select a member in a set to highlight it as the primary selection and the other members as secondary selections.
- Sort sets
You can select an extended data item, click the sort button in the report object toolbar, and click Edit set sorting to sort a set in ascending or descending order, to sort hierarchically, and to sort by caption, by a property, or by an intersection (tuple).
- Apply contextual calculations
You can select an extended data item and then, from the report object toolbar, click the Insert Calculatation icon to see a contextual list of calculations that are available for this extended data item.