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HierarchyCollection Class

Contains a read-only, on-demand collection of Hierarchy objects contained in a Dimension or a Set.

Object
  Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.HierarchyCollection

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

public sealed class HierarchyCollection : ICollection, 
	IEnumerable

The HierarchyCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets the number of Hierarchy objects in the collection.
Public propertyIsSynchronizedGets a value indicating whether access to the collection is synchronized (thread safe).
Public propertyItem[Int32]Gets the specified Hierarchy from the collection by its index. In C#, this property is the indexer for the HierarchyCollection class.
Public propertyItem[String]Gets the Hierarchy from the collection by its specified name. In C#, this property is the indexer for the HierarchyCollection class.
Public propertySyncRootGets an object that can be used to synchronize access to the collection.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCopyToCopies the elements of the collection to the specified array.
Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFindGets the specified Hierarchy from the collection by its name.
Public methodGetEnumeratorGets an enumerator for iterating through the collection.
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodICollectionCopyToCopies the elements of the HierarchyCollection to an array, starting at a particular array index.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIEnumerableGetEnumeratorGets an enumerator for iterating through the HierarchyCollection.
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While the HierarchyCollection externally represents a collection of Hierarchy objects, the collection is internally loaded and managed in one of two ways, depending on the parent of the collection:

  • If the parent object was referenced as a result of a query, as in the case of a Set referenced from an Axis, the collection represents the members referenced by that query.

  • If the parent object was referenced as a result of a request for metadata, as in the case of a Dimension referenced from a CubeDef, the collection represents the members referenced by the definition of the parent object.

The following subroutine, given a Dimension, iterates through the HierarchyCollection collection and displays information about each hierarchy:

Public Overloads Sub ListHierarchies(ByRef DimToCheck As Dimension)

    ' Check the parameter before performing actions on it.
    If DimToCheck Is Nothing Then
        Throw New System.ArgumentNullException("DimToCheck")
    Else
        ' Iterate through the Hierarchies collection of the
        ' Dimension object.

        Try
            Dim hierToCheck As Hierarchy

            Debug.WriteLine("Found " & DimToCheck.Hierarchies.Count & _
                " hierarchies in dimension:")

            For Each hierToCheck In DimToCheck.Hierarchies
                Debug.WriteLine("Hierarchy:  " & hierToCheck.Name)
                Debug.WriteLine("  Caption:        " & _
                    hierToCheck.Caption)
                Debug.WriteLine("  Description:    " & _
                    hierToCheck.Description)
                Debug.WriteLine("  UniqueName:     " & _
                    hierToCheck.UniqueName)
            Next
        Catch ex As AdomdConnectionException
            ' The connection could not be opened or was disconnected.
            ' This error can occur at any time, if the provider is 
            ' disconnected from the server.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdErrorResponseException
            ' A response is received from a provider which indicates an error.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdUnknownResponseException
            ' A response has been returned from the provider that 
            ' was not understood.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdCacheExpiredException
            ' A cached version of an ADOMD.NET object is no longer valid.
            ' This error is typically raised when reviewing metadata.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdException
            ' Any other error raised by ADOMD.NET.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As Exception
            ' Any other error.
            Debug.WriteLine(ex)
            Throw ex
        End Try
    End If
End Sub

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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