MDX Syntax Conventions (MDX)

The diagrams for Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) syntax in the MDX Language Reference use these conventions.

Convention Usage
italic Indicates user-supplied arguments of MDX syntax.
| (vertical bar) Separates syntax items within brackets or braces. You can select only one of the items.
[ ] (brackets) Indicates optional syntax items. Do not type the brackets.
[,] ...n Indicates that the preceding item can be repeated any number of times. The items are sometimes separated by commas.
<label> ::= Indicates the name for a block of syntax. This convention is used to group and label portions of lengthy syntax or a unit of syntax that can be used in more than one place within a statement. Each location in which the block of syntax can be used is indicated with the label enclosed in angle brackets: <label>.

See Also

MDX Language Reference (MDX)