Except (MDX) Operator

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Performs a set operation that returns the difference between two sets, removing duplicate members.

Syntax


Set_Expression - Set_Expression  

Parameters

Set_Expression
A valid Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression that returns a set.

Return Value

A set that contains members that are not shared by both specified parameters.

Remarks

The - (Except) operator is functionally equivalent to the Except function.

Examples

The following example demonstrates the use of this operator:

// This query shows the quantity of orders for all product categories  
// with the exception of Components.  
SELECT   
   [Measures].[Order Quantity] ON COLUMNS,  
   [Product].[Product Categories].[All].Children   
   - [Product].[Product Categories].[Components] ON ROWS  
FROM  
    [Adventure Works]  

See Also

MDX Operator Reference (MDX)