For those of you on classic HFM and upgrading from any version before 11.1.2.2, there is a small line of code that is needed in order for your .app file to work properly.

In version 11.1.2.2, the CUSTOM_ORDER property needs to be included in the header of the file. This property tells HFM which order the dimensions should be displayed – such as in a POV.

It’s a fairly simple line to add:

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Remember it should be what the name of your dimension is; so if you dimension is named Product (instead of Custom1) use that instead. Also: the alias of any dimension should be less than 20 characters – or you will run into .app file load issues.