How to: Set Usage for an Attribute

You can set the usage for an attribute by using the Dimension Structure view in Dimension Designer, which is accessed from Business Intelligence Development Studio.

When you set usage for an attribute, your changes do not take effect until you process the dimension. For more information, see Processing in Analysis Services.

To set usage for an attribute

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click a dimension, and click Open.

    The Dimension Structure view opens by default.

  2. In Attributes, right-click the attribute for which you which you want to set usage, point to Set Attribute Usage, and then click one of the following options:

    • Regular
    • Key
    • Parent

See Also


Attributes and Attribute Hierarchies
Adding Attributes to a Dimension

Other Resources

Working with Database Dimension Basics How-to Topics

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