While planning in a story, if you need to add a new member, you can enter new dimension members directly into the data table. However, you can't create members for Account, Version, or Date dimensions from a data table.
While you can create members in a story, you can't delete them. Members can be deleted only from the model or public dimension (assuming they don't have any posted values).
Add a New Dimension Member from a Story
When you right-click on a call and choose Add Member, a blank row is inserted below.
You can enter in the new member into the new blank row. In the following example, Sweatshirts was entered.
An input help will allow you to access a dialog to select the Parent Node and input the Description and ID. You can choose to define the new member as a child or sibling of existing members.
Insert Unposted Member
When a dimension is set to display posted values, the Add Member option can be used to add a new row for example, and then by double-clicking in the cell, insert an unposted member. This allows planners to add members (that don't have data in the fact table) to the input form and input values.
When you create a new member, it won't have any data. A member with no data is referred to as Unbooked and is displayed as a - in the table cell.
Unbooked data won't be visible unless the Unbooked Data setting for the table is turned on. To add new members more quickly, the Unbooked Data setting is turned off by default. However, if you create a new member on an inner dimension, then Unbooked Data will be turned on automatically for that member.
Save a New Member
After you save the new member, you'll no longer be able to change the member details.