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2558993 - How to modify the default hierarchy member sorting in SAP Analytics Cloud?


  • How to define custom hierarchy member sorting in SAP Analytics Cloud?
  • Only "A-Z" and "Z-A" member sorting is available in Story level in SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Sorting of account members is also unclear.


SAP Analytics Cloud 2017.20.02

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAP Analytics Cloud.
  2. Open a Story.
  3. Create a Table.
  4. Add a hierarchical dimension to the lines/rows.
  5. Notice that only "A-Z" and "Z-A" ordering available.


Custom formatting can be applied in the model directly.


  1. Open the model.
  2. Browse to the hierarchical dimension.
  3. Select "Preview" (Right upper corner).
  4. Drag and drop hierarchy members on the "HIERARCHY" panel.
  5. Save the Model.
  6. Open the Story and notice that the default order has been changed.

Addditional Information

  • Same workflow by using drag and drop functionality does also work for account members (measures or key figures)

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