MemberValue (MDX)

Returns the value of a member.




  • Member_Expression
    A valid Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression that evaluates to a member.

Return Value

The member value returned contains the following information, listed in the order that this information appears in the return value:

  • The value binding, if it has been defined.
  • The key with the original data type if either there is no name binding, or the key and the caption are bound to the same column.
  • The caption of the member.


The following example returns the value binding, the member key, and the caption for the first date in the Date dimension in the Adventure Works cube.

WITH MEMBER Measures.ValueColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].MemberValue
MEMBER Measures.KeyColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].Member_Key
MEMBER Measures.NameColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].Member_Name

SELECT {Measures.ValueColumn, Measures.KeyColumn, Measures.NameColumn}  ON 0
from [Adventure Works]

See Also


MDX Function Reference (MDX)

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance

Change History

Release History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Updated syntax and arguments to improve clarity.
  • Added updated examples.