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MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS Rowset

Describes the members within a database.

The MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS rowset contains the following columns.

Column name Type indicator Length Description

CATALOG_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the database to which this member belongs.

SCHEMA_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the schema to which this member belongs.

CUBE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the cube to which this member belongs.

DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the dimension to which this member belongs.

HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the hierarchy to which this member belongs.

LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the level to which this member belongs.

LEVEL_NUMBER

DBTYPE_UI4

The distance of the member from the root of the hierarchy. The root level is zero (0).

MEMBER_ORDINAL

DBTYPE_UI4

(Deprecated) Always returns 0.

MEMBER_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the member.

MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the member.

MEMBER_TYPE

DBTYPE_I4

The type of the member:

  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_REGULAR (1)
  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_ALL (2)
  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_MEASURE (3)
  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_FORMULA (4)
  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_UNKNOWN (0)
  • MDMEMBER_TYPE_FORMULA takes precedence over MDMEMBER_TYPE_MEASURE. For example, if there is a formula (calculated) member on the Measures dimension, it is listed as MDMEMBER_TYPE_FORMULA.

MEMBER_GUID

DBTYPE_GUID

The GUID of the member. NULL if no GUID exists.

MEMBER_CAPTION

DBTYPE_WSTR

A label or caption associated with the member. Used primarily for display purposes. If a caption does not exist, MEMBER_NAME is returned.

CHILDREN_CARDINALITY

DBTYPE_UI4

The number of children that the member has. This can be an estimate, so consumers should not rely on this to be the exact count. Providers should return the best estimate possible.

PARENT_LEVEL

DBTYPE_UI4

The distance of the member's parent from the root level of the hierarchy. The root level is zero (0).

PARENT_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the member's parent. NULL is returned for any members at the root level.

PARENT_COUNT

DBTYPE_UI4

The number of parents that this member has.

DESCRIPTION

DBTYPE_WSTR

Always returns NULL.

EXPRESSION

DBTYPE_WSTR

The expression for calculations, if the member is of type MDMEMBER_TYPE_FORMULA.

MEMBER_KEY

DBTYPE_WSTR

The value of the member's key column. Returns NULL if the member has a composite key.

IS_PLACEHOLDERMEMBER

DBTYPE_BOOL

A Boolean that indicates whether a member is a placeholder member for an empty position in a dimension hierarchy.

It is valid only if the MDX Compatibility property has been set to 1.

IS_DATAMEMBER

DBTYPE_BOOL

A Boolean that indicates whether the member is a data member.

Returns True if the member is a data member.

Zero or more additional columns

DBTYPE_UI2

No properties are returned if the members could be returned from multiple levels. For example, if the Tree operator is PARENT and SELF for a non-parent child hierarchy, no member properties are returned.

This applies to ragged hierarchies where tree operators could return members from different levels (for example, if the prior level contains holes and parent on members is requested).

The rowset is sorted on CATALOG_NAME, SCHEMA_NAME, CUBE_NAME, DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME, HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME, LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME, LEVEL_NUMBER, MEMBER_ORDINAL.

The MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS rowset can be restricted on the columns listed in the following table.

Column name Type indicator Restriction State

CATALOG_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

SCHEMA_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

CUBE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

LEVEL_NUMBER

DBTYPE_UI4

Optional.

MEMBER_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

MEMBER_CAPTION

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional.

MEMBER_TYPE

DBTYPE_I4

Optional.

TREE_OP

DBTYPE_I4

(Optional) Only applies to a single member:

  • MDTREEOP_ANCESTORS (0x20) returns all of the ancestors.
  • MDTREEOP_CHILDREN (0x01) returns only the immediate children.
  • MDTREEOP_SIBLINGS (0x02) returns members on the same level.
  • MDTREEOP_PARENT (0x04) returns only the immediate parent.
  • MDTREEOP_SELF (0x08) returns itself in the list of returned rows.
  • MDTREEOP_DESCENDANTS (0x10) returns all of the descendants.

CUBE_SOURCE

DBTYPE_UI2

(Optional) A bitmap with one of the following valid values:

  • 1 CUBE
  • 2 DIMENSION

Default restriction is a value of 1.

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