Dimensions (MDX)

APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server Analysis ServicesnoAzure Analysis Services

Returns a hierarchy specified by a numeric or string expression.

Syntax


Numeric expression syntax  
Dimensions(Hierarchy_Number)  

String expression syntax  
Dimensions(Hierarchy_Name)  

Arguments

Hierarchy_Number
A valid numeric expression that specifies a hierarchy number.

Hierarchy_Name
A valid string expression that specifies a hierarchy name

Remarks

If a hierarchy number is specified, the Dimensions function returns a hierarchy whose zero-based position within the cube is specified hierarchy number.

If a hierarchy name is specified, the Dimensions function returns the specified hierarchy. Typically, you use this string version of the Dimensions function with user-defined functions.

Note

The Measures dimension is always represented by Dimensions(0).

Examples

The following examples use the Dimensions function to return the name, count of levels, and count of members of a specified hierarchy, using both a numeric expression and a string expression.

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions  
   ('[Product].[Product Model Lines]').Name  
SELECT Measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions  
   ('[Product].[Product Model Lines]').Levels.Count  
SELECT Measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions  
   ('[Product].[Product Model Lines]').Members.Count  
SELECT Measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions(0).Name  
SELECT Measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions(0).Levels.Count  
SELECT measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

WITH MEMBER Measures.x AS Dimensions(0).Members.Count  
SELECT measures.x on 0  
FROM [Adventure Works]  

See Also

MDX Function Reference (MDX)