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Returns the member that is the parent of the given member.

Returned Type

This function returns a member.

Syntax and Details

The function returns the parent of this member.
Apart from measures, every member belongs to a level, and every level belongs to a hierarchy, which defines the parent-child relationships among the members. The system creates an All level (with a single All member), at the highest part of each hierarchy (unless the cube disables the All level for the dimension).


For example:
SELECT MEASURES.[%COUNT] ON 0, homed.city.[Elm Heights].PARENT ON 1 FROM patients
                             Patient Count
38928                                2,276
To see a picture of the hierarchy used in this example, see the FIRSTCHILD function.

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