Description Element (ASSL)

Contains the description of the parent element.


<Action> <!-- or one of the elements listed below in the Element Relationships table -->  

Element Characteristics

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

Element Relationships

Relationship Element
Parent elements Action, Aggregation, AggregationDesign, Assembly, AttributePermission, CalculationProperty, CellPermission, Cube, CubeDimensionPermission, Database, DataSource, DataSourceView, Dimension, DimensionAttribute, Hierarchy, Kpi, Level, MdxScript, Measure, MeasureGroup, MiningModel, MiningModelColumn, MiningStructure, MiningStructureColumn, Partition, Permission, Perspective, Role, Server, Trace, Translation
Child elements None


The value of a Description element has the following restrictions:

  • The value cannot contain leading or trailing spaces. If leading or trailing spaces are included in the value of a Description element, those spaces will be implicitly removed by Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

  • The value cannot contain control characters. If control characters are included in the value of a Description element, those characters will be implicitly removed by Analysis Services.

See Also

Name Element (ASSL)
Properties (ASSL)