United States Patent 7,324,983

7,324,983

Reproducible selection of members in a hierarchy

Issued:  January 29, 2008

Assignee:  i2 Technologies US, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Inventors:  Morris; Richard A. (Harrogate, GB), Skinner; Marc P. (Huntingdon, GB), Sharma; Harsh (Bangalore, IN)

Abstract:  A method for selecting members in a hierarchy includes determining a sequence of one or more actions associated with a member selection tree. The actions collectively selecting one or more members from a hierarchy of members. The hierarchy of members is associated with a particular dimension of an organization of data. The method further includes recording the sequence of actions in a member selection script. In addition, the method includes executing the member selection script to select one or more members after the hierarchy of members has been modified.