Report Script "Parent" question.

Essbase 7.1.5 on Solaris 5.9.
We have a business owner who will be manually maintaining his "Entities" dimension, and would like to be notified when the source cubes (7 different cubes)that he is trying to stay in sync with are updated. Since the .olg output is not plain English enough for the business owner to track changes, we have written a Perl script to check for changes in a file, in our case Old Entities against New Entities (files generated from Report Script).
Since it is common for level 0 members to change parents (stores moving to different districts) I would like to be able to show the Parent of each member in the report script. I am trying to use the <PARENT function but have been unable to get it to work the way I want it to.
I need to not have to put the "mbrname" hardcoded as its parameter, but I need the resulting members of
<LINK(<idescendants("EBIT"))
to be used as the "mbrname" parameter.
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
BTW, I have considered Outline Extractor but we are running on a Unix environment, and the user is monitoring only a subset of each dimension so checking and reporting ALL dimension changes could show extraneous information.
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RobertR

If a reference outline is available, the otlcomp.exe program can run on a client and generate a spreadsheet that lists the differences for them in plain english. Yes, it lists all changes, but each dimension has it's own tab making the comparison a little less confusing.
You can get it from www.dougware.com in the download section. It may or may not be what you are looking for.

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