CrossProduct Element (XMLA)

Contains a cross-product between ordered sets of members from each hierarchy for an Axis element that uses the MDDataSet data type, returned by the Execute method.

Syntax


<Axis>  
   ...  
   <CrossProduct Size="integer">  
      <Members>...</Members>  
   </CrossProduct>  
   ...  
</Axis>  

Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Data type and length None
Default value None
Cardinality 0-n: Optional element that can occur more than once.

Element Relationships

Relationship Element
Parent elements Axis
Child elements Members

Attributes

Attribute Description
Size Required Integer attribute. Indicates the number of tuples contained in the cross-product represented by the CrossProduct element.

Remarks

When a client application sets the AxisFormat property to ClusterFormat, the members on each axis are divided into clusters in which each cluster represents a cross-product between ordered sets of members from each hierarchy. Each cluster is represented by a CrossProduct element. Every CrossProduct element contains a Members element for each hierarchy on the axis. A CrossProduct element can contain members from a single hierarchy.

Example

The following example illustrates the structure of the CrossProduct element when a client specifies ClusterFormat for the AxisFormat XMLA property, given the following members for the axis:

Time hierarchy 1999 1999 2000 2001
Category hierarchy Actual Budget Budget Budget
Clusters Cluster 1 Cluster 1 Cluster 1 Cluster 2
<Axes>  
   <Axis name="Axis0">  
      <CrossProduct Size="4">  
         <Members Hierarchy="Time">  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Time].[1999]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Time].[2000]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
         </Members>  
         <Members Hierarchy="Category">  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Scenario].[Actual]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Scenario].[Budget]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
         </Members>  
      </CrossProduct>  
      <CrossProduct Size="1">  
         <Members Hierarchy="Time">  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Time].[2001]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
         </Members>  
         <Members Hierarchy="Category">  
            <Member>  
               <UName>[Scenario].[Budget]</UName>  
               ...  
            </Member>  
         </Members>  
      </CrossProduct>  
   </Axis>  
   ...  
</Axes>  

See Also

Properties (XMLA)