A recursive relationship is a relationship among entities of the same class. N : M recursive relationships can be used to represent bills of materials. A bill of materials is a special data structure that occurs frequently in manufacturing applications. This data structure is a hierarchy. Most business dimensions have a hierarchical structure. In this study, a design of a hierarchical dimension of the bill of materials type is carried out. As with other N : M relationships, an intersection table that shows pairs of related rows is created, and this table is transformed into a dimension in the OLAP(OnLine Analytical Processing) model. This transformation consists of two tasks: (1)replacing the first column of the intersection table with the lowest level of the dimension; and (2)replacing the second column of the table with the only upper level of the dimension. A case multidimensional information system using the hierarchical dimension is also developed.