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what are different types of build method?
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There are three primary build methods when using load rules.  They are Generation, Level, and Parent/Child

Generation Counts from the top down
Time, 2009, Q1, Jan

Time is Gen1 also know as dimension root member
2009 is Gen2
Q1 is Gen3
Jan is Gen4

Levels go from bottom up
Jan is Lev0
Q1 is Lev1
2009 is Lev2
Time is Lev3

Parent child is based on a recursive table where you have a Parent column and a child column
Time | 2009
2009 | Q1
Q1 | Jan
Q1 | Feb
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