On SAP Analytics Cloud - when creating Dimensions - using the General Dimensions - allow you to define alternate Hierarchies.
However using the Account Dimension when creating to leverage the Account Type and Formula - This Dimension doesn't enable to add new alternate hierarchies for the GL Account.
Hi, I´ve imported 2 different parts from business content and found out the following:
First model uses SAP_FI_GEN_GLACCOUNT as Account Dimension. In this case you can see that only one hierarchy is possible (no + button available).
Second model uses MEASURE as Account Dimension. SAP_FI_BPL_GLACCOUNT is a Generic Dimension. For this multiple hierachies are supported. (button with + is available).
The downside of the second model seems to be that you don´t have the "Formula" column available in the generic dimension, which allows you to make calculations (e.g. % of Gross Margin in P&L).
My conclusion / assumption: First model is the right one, but multiple hierarchies are (currently) not supported...
Please update this discussion if you found a solution / an final answer.