PropertyRef Element (CSDLBI)

The PropertyRef element is a simple type that provides a reference to a column that supplies a value required by another property.

Elements and Attributes

The following table lists the elements and attributes that define the PropertyRef element.

Name Is Required Description
Name Yes A string containing the name of the property that is the target of the reference.

PropertyRefs Element

PropertyRefs is a complex type that defines a collection of properties, with each property contained in a PropertyRef element.

The following table lists the elements and attributes of the PropertyRefs type.

Name Is Required Description
PropertyRef Yes A string containing the property reference.

Example

Tabular

The following sample, in CSDLBI version 1.1, shows a PropertyRef element that specifies the source of a formula that is used in a measure, from the AdventureWorks tabular model sample.

<bi:Measure Caption="Total Current Quarter Margin Performance" ReferenceName="Total Current Quarter Margin Performance" Width="0" IsSimpleMeasure="false">  
  <bi:Kpi StatusGraphic="Three Symbols UnCircled Colored">  
    <bi:KpiGoal>  
      <bi:PropertyRef Name="Measures___Total_Current_Quarter_Margin_Performance_Goal_" />  
    </bi:KpiGoal>  
    <bi:KpiStatus>  
      <bi:PropertyRef Name="Measures___Total_Current_Quarter_Margin_Performance_Status_" />  
    </bi:KpiStatus>  
  </bi:Kpi>  
</bi:Measure>  

Example

Multidimensional

The following sample, in CSDLBI version 1.1, shows a KPI from the Contoso Operations cube. The PropertyRef elements point to the columns that contains the formula or values that are used to define the KPI’s goal and status relative to that goal.

<Property Name="Sum_of_SalesAmount" Type="Decimal" Precision="19" Scale="4">  
   <Documentation>  
     <Summary>KPI Description</Summary>  
   </Documentation>  
     <bi:Measure   
         Caption="Sum of SalesAmount"   
         ReferenceName="Sum of SalesAmount"   
         FormatString="\$#,0.00;(\$#,0.00);\$#,0.00">  
     <bi:Kpi   
           StatusGraphic="Three Circles Colored">  
         <bi:KpiGoal>  
            <bi:PropertyRef Name="v_Sum_of_SalesAmount_Goal" />  
          </bi:KpiGoal>  
          <bi:KpiStatus>  
              <bi:PropertyRef Name="v_Sum_of_SalesAmount_Status" />  
          </bi:KpiStatus>  
     </bi:Kpi>  
     </bi:Measure>  
</Property>  

See Also

Technical Reference for BI Annotations to CSDL