DeleteWithDescendants Element (XMLA)

Indicates whether the descendants of attribute members are also deleted by the parent Drop command.



Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Data type and length Boolean
Default value False
Cardinality 0-1: Optional element that can occur once and only once.

Element Relationships

Relationship Element
Parent elements Drop
Child elements None


The DeleteWithDescendants element determines whether the Drop command should delete the attribute members identified by the Where element, but also that the descendants of those attribute members are to be dropped as well.


This element applies only to attribute members in parent-child hierarchies.

For more information about deleting and updating attribute members, see Inserting, Updating, and Dropping Members (XMLA).

See Also

Properties (XMLA)