XML Elements - Methods - Execute

Sends XML for Analysis (XMLA) commands to an instance of Analysis Services. This includes requests involving data transfer, such as retrieving or updating data on the server.

Namespace urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis

SOAP Action "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis:Execute"



Element characteristics

Characteristic Description
Data type and length None
Default value None
Cardinality 0-1: Optional element that occurs once and only once.

Element relationships

Relationship Element
Parent element None
Child elements Command, Parameters, Properties


The Execute method executes XMLA commands provided in the Command element and returns any resulting data using either the XMLA Rowset data type (for tabular result sets) or the XMLA MDDataSet data type (for multidimensional result sets.)


The following code sample is an example of an Execute method call that contains an Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) SELECT statement.

<Execute xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-analysis">  
         SELECT [Measures].MEMBERS ON COLUMNS FROM [Adventure Works]  
         <DataSourceInfo>Provider=MSOLAP;Data Source=local;</DataSourceInfo>  
         <Catalog>Adventure Works DW Multidimensional 2012</Catalog>