Parent Child Hierarchy Examples

Parent child hierarchies are used to organize hierarchical information in the data source. Unlike level-based hierarchies, the relationships between each hierarchy level is not defined by level columns. Rather, the hierarchy structure is defined by assigning to each attribute the unique key of its parent.

Parent-child structures are usually very convenient when the levels are not even (i.e. they are ragged); when the relationship between elements is a "nested" or "cork-scerw" type structure; or, when the number of levels changes frequently. The examples below 2 such classic parent-child applications found frequently.

  • Click here to learn more about parent child hierarchies.
  • Click here to learn how to build parent child hierarchies.
  • Click here for more on how to use them in Discover.

Note: parent child hierarchies are available with an Enterprise license only.