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How can I create multiple SSAS hierarchies while avoiding attribute values appearing more than once in some hierarchies but not others?

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We have so many ways that our users need to drill down to see their data.  I am creating various hierarchies to accomplish this.  However, I keep running into attribute values appearing more than once in some hierarchies.  I can understand why this would happen, but am looking for a solution as to how to avoid this.  Please see the attached...
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Two options:

1. Use Ragged Hierarchives, if appropriate. Here are some details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms365406.aspx
2. Don't use duplicate attribute values, e.g. instead of "Closed Claims", use "Closed Claim - Status1" and "Closed Claim - Status2".
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Awesome!  Thank you so much for the quick response.  For the specific issue I'm having, I tried using a different attribute name in the hierarchy where I'm having the issue, and it worked.  I also wee where I can use your tip on Ragged Hierarchies...
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