Deleting members in planning is challenging to do manually as it consume lots of time specially if you more than 5 members to delete. we can use Hyperion Application Link (HAL) to delete precisely the members we don't need.
Here are the steps to follow on how to delete members using HAL
prepare a text document or .CSV file of the list of members you want to delete in Parent, Child format.
Open a new flow diagram and add flat file adapter, Planning adapter and Variable adapter as shown below. When you select a Planning adapter, the names of ports and the number of ports are determined by the dimension to which members are deleted. Most ports reflect the properties and custom attributes of the selected dimension.
Step : 3
Open a Variable adapter and type Delete in port name column and
in the Initial Value column type
Delete Level 0 .........................(If you want to delete the member if it has no children)
Delete Idescendants ............(If you want to delete the member and its descendants)
Delete Descendants ............. (If you want to delete the descendants but not the member)
Upload the flat file with members to delete as shown below:
After the execution of HAL, you should refresh planning application to push the changes to essbase.