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ActionTargetType Enumeration

Identifies where an Action can be located.

Namespace:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices (in Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll)

[GuidAttribute("4B273BB8-914C-4b23-A8D2-7DED53B5D185")]
public enum ActionTargetType

Member nameDescription
AttributeMembersLocated on an attribute member.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be an attribute member.

CellsLocated on a set of cells or a subcube.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a cell specification.

CubeLocated on a cube.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a cube specification.

DimensionMembersLocated on a dimension.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a dimension specification.

HierarchyLocated on a single hierarchy from a dimension.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a dimension specification.

HierarchyMembersLocated on the members of a single hierarchy from a dimension.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a dimension specification.

LevelLocated on a level from a dimension.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a level specification.

LevelMembersLocated on the members of a level from a dimension.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a level specification.

SetLocated on a set.

When you run a query for the action, the corresponding coordinate must be a set specification.

New:   17 July 2006

This section includes two samples; one sample using AMO to set up the action and another sample using ADOMD.NET client to retrieve the action from client code.

The following sample, which uses AMO, shows how to set up an action. This sample assumes that you are connected to the AMOAdventureWorks sample database and the cube passed as parameter is "Adventure Works".

Notice that the action target type in the AMO code is defined as Cells and the action is defined for all cells in measure group "Reseller Sales". In the ADOMD.NET code, the corresponding coordinate type is MDACTION_COORDINATE_CELL = 6, which is accompanied by the tuple ([Measures].[Reseller Order Quantity], [Product].[Category].&[3]) as the coordinate to find the action.

The code is written in C#.

#region Using directives
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Text;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;
using System.Data.Sql;
using Microsoft.AnalysisServices;
#endregion 
private void CreateActions(Cube cube)
{
    #region Adding a drillthrough action
    //Create a Drillthrough action
    DrillThroughAction action = new DrillThroughAction("Reseller Details", "Drillthrough Action");

    //Define the Action
    action.Invocation = ActionInvocation.Interactive;
    action.Type = ActionType.DrillThrough;
    action.TargetType = ActionTargetType.Cells;
    action.Target = "MeasureGroupMeasures(\"Reseller Sales\")";
    action.Caption = "DrillThrough...";
    action.CaptionIsMdx = false;

    //Adding Measure columns
    MeasureBinding mb1 = new MeasureBinding();
    mb1.MeasureID = "Reseller Sales Amount";
    action.Columns.Add(mb1);
    
    MeasureBinding mb2 = new MeasureBinding();
    mb2.MeasureID = "Reseller Order Quantity";
    action.Columns.Add(mb2);

    MeasureBinding mb3 = new MeasureBinding();
    mb3.MeasureID = "Reseller Unit Price";
    action.Columns.Add(mb3);

    //Adding Dimension Columns
    CubeAttributeBinding cb1 = new CubeAttributeBinding();
    cb1.CubeID = cube.ID;
    cb1.CubeDimensionID = "Reseller";
    cb1.AttributeID = "Reseller";
    cb1.Type = AttributeBindingType.All;
    action.Columns.Add(cb1);

    CubeAttributeBinding cb2 = new CubeAttributeBinding();
    cb2.CubeID = cube.ID;
    cb2.CubeDimensionID = "Product";
    cb2.AttributeID = "Product Name";
    cb2.Type = AttributeBindingType.All;
    action.Columns.Add(cb2);

    //Add the defined action to the cube
    cube.Actions.Add(action);
    #endregion
}

The following sample, which uses the ADOMD.NET client, shows how to verify that the action sample is defined correctly.

The parameters were given as follows.

CATALOG_NAME=AMOAdventureworks

CUBE_NAME= Adventure Works

COORDINATE=([Measures].[Reseller Order Quantity], [Product].[Category].&[3])

COORDINATE_TYPE=6

Code is written in C#. ServerName is a System.Windows.Forms.TextBox object on a Form.

#region Using directives
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using adoMdClient = Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient;
#endregion

...

private enum COORDINATE_TYPE
{
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_CUBE = 1,
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_DIMENSION = 2,
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_LEVEL = 3,
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_MEMBER = 4,
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_SET = 5,
    MDACTION_COORDINATE_CELL = 6
}

...

private void readActionsUsingADOMDClient(String catalogName, String cubeName, String coordinate, COORDINATE_TYPE coordinateType)
{
    adoMdClient.AdomdRestrictionCollection restrictions = new adoMdClient.AdomdRestrictionCollection();

    restrictions.Add("CATALOG_NAME", catalogName);

    restrictions.Add("CUBE_NAME", cubeName);

    restrictions.Add("COORDINATE", coordinate);

    restrictions.Add("COORDINATE_TYPE", (int)coordinateType);
    foreach (adoMdClient.AdomdRestriction restriction in restrictions)
    {
Debug.WriteLine(restriction.Name + "=" + restriction.Value);
    }
    using (adoMdClient.AdomdConnection cnxAmoAdventureworks = new adoMdClient.AdomdConnection())
    {
if (serverName.Text.Length == 0)
{
    cnxAmoAdventureworks.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Catalog=AMOAdventureworks";
}
else
{
    cnxAmoAdventureworks.ConnectionString = "Data Source=" + serverName.Text + ";Catalog=AMOAdventureworks";
}
cnxAmoAdventureworks.Open();

DataTable actionsTable = cnxAmoAdventureworks.GetSchemaDataSet("MDSCHEMA_ACTIONS", restrictions).Tables[0];
Debug.WriteLine("Table [" + actionsTable.TableName + "] has " + actionsTable.Rows.Count.ToString() + " rows");
int j = 0;
foreach (DataRow actionRow in actionsTable.Rows)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < actionRow.ItemArray.Length; i++)
    {
Debug.WriteLine("[" + j.ToString().PadLeft(4) + "]\t" + actionsTable.Columns[i].ColumnName + ": " + actionRow.ItemArray[i].ToString());
    }
    j++;
}
    }

}

After running the code you will see the following results.

Table [rowsetTable] has 1 rows

[ 0] CATALOG_NAME: AmoAdventureWorks

[ 0] SCHEMA_NAME:

[ 0] CUBE_NAME: Adventure Works

[ 0] ACTION_NAME: Reseller Details

[ 0] ACTION_TYPE: 256

[ 0] COORDINATE: ([Measures].[Reseller Order Quantity], [Product].[Category].&[3])

[ 0] COORDINATE_TYPE: 6

[ 0] ACTION_CAPTION: DrillThrough...

[ 0] DESCRIPTION:

[ 0] CONTENT: DRILLTHROUGH Select ([Measures].[Reseller Order Quantity], [Product].[Category].&[3]) on 0 From [Adventure Works] RETURN [Reseller Sales].[Reseller Sales Amount],[Reseller Sales].[Reseller Order Quantity],[Reseller Sales].[Reseller Unit Price],[$Reseller].[Reseller],[$Product].[Product Name]

[ 0] APPLICATION:

[ 0] INVOCATION: 1

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