Natural Hierarchies

A hierarchy is a natural hierarchy when each attribute included in the user-defined hierarchy has a one-to-many relationship with the attribute immediately below it.

Examples of Natural Hierarchies could be Year-Quarter-Month.

There are 4 Quarters in 1 Year – and there are 3 Months in one Quarter -  one- to-many all the way.

Other Examples could be Itemgroup – Items or Countries – Regions - Cities.

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