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2558993 - How to modify the default hierarchy member sorting for parent-child hierarchies in SAP Analytics Cloud?


  • How to define custom hierarchy member sorting for parent-child hierarchies in SAP Analytics Cloud?
  • Only "A-Z" and "Z-A" member sorting is available in Story level in SAP Analytics Cloud.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2017.13.3
  • Import Data Models

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. Expand Hierarchy.
  5. Drag and drop the dimension members, to the required place.
  6. Save the Model.
  7. Open the Story and notice that the default order has been changed.

Additional Information:

  • The Same drag and drop functionality is also applicable for account members (measures or key figures).
    1. Go to Accounts.
    2. Select Account Info (Clicking on the cube in the right upper corner).
  • Custom sorting is not available for level hierarchies.

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