Dependencies Grammar

 

A simple grammar, based on other grammars in the application, defines Dependencies. The grammar to describe Dependencies takes the following form:

 

PRECEDENT >> DEPENDENT;
 

A DEPENDENT is an area reference similar to the references used in the left-hand side of formula definitions, e.g., {“Margin Account.Revenue“}. The quoting and naming conventions that apply to left-hand sides in formulas apply on the right-hand side in Dependencies, except, as noted previously, there is no need to specify “Details”.

A PRECEDENT is a cell reference similar to those used in the right-hand side of formula definitions—e.g., Margin.[“Margin Account.Quantity“]— The same quoting and naming conventions that apply to right-hand sides in formulas applies in Dependencies, except that functions, nested Cube references and dynamic lookups are not allowed.

See the section on Advanced Reference Materials for an extensive Dependencies Grammar Definition.