MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES Rowset

Describes the properties of members within a database.

Rowset Columns

The MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES rowset contains the following columns.

Column name Type indicator Length Description
CATALOG_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the database.
SCHEMA_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the schema to which this property belongs. NULL if the provider does not support schemas.
CUBE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the cube.
DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The unique name of the dimension. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.
HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The unique name of the hierarchy. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.
LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The unique name of the level to which this property belongs. If the provider does not support named levels, it should return the DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME value for this field. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.
MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The unique name of the member to which the property belongs. Used for data stores that do not support named levels or have properties on a member-by-member basis. If the property applies to all members in a level, this column is NULL. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.
PROPERTY_TYPE DBTYPE_I2 A bitmap that specifies the type of the property:

MDPROP_MEMBER (1) identifies a property of a member. This property can be used in the DIMENSION PROPERTIES clause of the SELECT statement.

MDPROP_CELL (2) identifies a property of a cell. This property can be used in the CELL PROPERTIES clause that occurs at the end of the SELECT statement.

MDPROP_SYSTEM (4) identifies an internal property.

MDPROP_BLOB (8) identifies a property which contains a binary large object (blob).
PROPERTY_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the property. If the key for the property is the same as the name for the property, PROPERTY_NAME will be blank.
PROPERTY_CAPTION DBTYPE_WSTR A label or caption associated with the property, used primarily for display purposes. Returns PROPERTY_NAME if a caption does not exist.
DATA_TYPE DBTYPE_UI2 The data type of the property.
CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH DBTYPE_UI4 The maximum possible length of the property, if it is a character, binary, or bit type.

Zero indicates there is no defined maximum length.

Returns NULL for all other data types.
CHARACTER_OCTET_LENGTH DBTYPE_UI4 The maximum possible length (in bytes) of the property, if it is a character or binary type.

Zero indicates there is no defined maximum length.

Returns NULL for all other data types.
NUMERIC_PRECISION DBTYPE_UI2 The maximum precision of the property, if it is a numeric data type.

Returns NULL for all other data types.
NUMERIC_SCALE DBTYPE_I2 The number of digits to the right of the decimal point, if it is a DBTYPE_NUMERIC or DBTYPE_DECIMAL type.

Returns NULL for all other data types.
DESCRIPTION DBTYPE_WSTR A human readable description of the property. NULL if no description exists.
PROPERTY_CONTENT_TYPE DBTYPE_I2 The type of the property. Can be one of the following enumerations:

MD_PROPTYPE_REGULAR (0x00)

MD_PROPTYPE_ID (0x01)

MD_PROPTYPE_RELATION_TO_PARENT (0x02)

MD_PROPTYPE_ROLLUP_OPERATOR (0x03)

MD_PROPTYPE_ORG_TITLE (0x11)

MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION (0x21)

MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_SHORT (0x22)

MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_DESCRIPTION (0x23)

MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_ABREVIATION (0x24)

MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_URL (0x31)

MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_HTML (0x32)

MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_XML_OR_XSL (0x33)

MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_MAIL_ALIAS (0x34)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS (0x41)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_STREET (0x42)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_HOUSE (0x43)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_CITY (0x44)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_STATE_OR_PROVINCE (0x45)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_ZIP (0x46)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_QUARTER (0x47)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_COUNTRY (0x48)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_BUILDING (0x49)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_ROOM (0x4A)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_FLOOR (0x4B)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_FAX (0x4C)

MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_PHONE (0x4D)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_X (0x61)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_Y (0x62)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_Z (0x63)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_TOP (0x64)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_LEFT (0x65)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_BOTTOM (0x66)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_RIGHT (0x67)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_FRONT (0x68)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_REAR (0x69)

MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_POLYGON (0x6A)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_SIZE (0x71)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_COLOR (0x72)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_WEIGHT (0x73)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_HEIGHT (0x74)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_WIDTH (0x75)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_DEPTH (0x76)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_VOLUME (0x77)

MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_DENSITY (0x78)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_FULL_NAME (0x82)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_FIRST_NAME (0x83)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_LAST_NAME (0x84)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_MIDDLE_NAME (0x85)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_DEMOGRAPHIC (0x86)

MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_CONTACT (0x87)

MD_PROPTYPE_QTY_RANGE_LOW (0x91)

MD_PROPTYPE_QTY_RANGE_HIGH (0x92)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_COLOR (0xA1)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_ORDER (0xA2)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT (0xA3)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT_EFFECTS (0xA4)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT_SIZE (0xA5)

MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_SUB_TOTAL (0xA6)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE (0xB1)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_START (0xB2)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_ENDED (0xB3)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_CANCELED (0xB4)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_MODIFIED (0xB5)

MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_DURATION (0xB6)

MD_PROPTYPE_VERSION (0xC1)
SQL_COLUMN_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the property used in SQL queries from the cube dimension or database dDimension.
LANGUAGE DBTYPE_UI2 The translation expressed as an LCID. Only valid for property translations.
PROPERTY_ORIGIN DBTYPE_UI2 Identifies the type of hierarchy that the property applies to:

MD_USER_DEFINED (1) indicates the property is on a user defined hierarchy

MD_SYSTEM_ENABLED (2) indicates the property is on an attribute hierarchy

MD_SYSTEM_DISABLED (4) indicates the property is on an attribute hierarchy that is not enabled.
PROPERTY_ATTRIBUTE_HIERARCHY_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR The name of the attribute hierarchy sourcing this property.
PROPERTY_CARDINALITY DBTYPE_WSTR The cardinality of the property. Possible values include the following strings:

ONE

MANY
MIME_TYPE DBTYPE_WSTR The mime type for binary large objects (BLOBs).
PROPERTY_IS_VISIBLE DBTYPE_BOOL A Boolean that indicates whether the property is visible.

TRUE if the property is visible; otherwise, FALSE.

This schema rowset is not sorted.

Restriction Columns

The MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES rowset can be restricted on the columns listed in the following table.

Column name Type indicator Restriction State
CATALOG_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Mandatory
SCHEMA_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
CUBE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
PROPERTY_TYPE DBTYPE_I2 Optional
PROPERTY_NAME DBTYPE_WSTR Optional
PROPERTY_CONTENT_TYPE DBTYPE_I2 (Optional) A default restriction is in place on MDPROP_MEMBER OR MDPROP_CELL.
PROPERTY_ORIGIN DBTYPE_UI2 (Optional) A default restriction is in place on MD_USER_DEFINED OR MD_SYSTEM_ENABLED.
CUBE_SOURCE DBTYPE_UI2 (Optional) Default restriction is a value of 1. A bitmap with one of the following valid values:

1 CUBE

2 DIMENSION
PROPERTY_VISIBILITY DBTYPE_UI2 (Optional) Default restriction is a value of 1. A bitmap with one of the following valid values:

1 Visible

2 Not visible

See Also

OLE DB for OLAP Schema Rowsets