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Dimension (MDX)

Returns the hierarchy that contains a specified member, level, or hierarchy.

Hierarchy syntax 
Hierarchy_Expression.Dimension

Level syntax 
Level_Expression.Dimension

Member syntax 
Member_Expression.Dimension

Hierarchy_Expression

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

Level_Expression

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

Member_Expression

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

Examples

The following example uses the Dimension function, in conjunction with the Name function, to return the hierarchy name of the specified member.

WITH member measures.x as [Product].[Product Model Lines].[Model].&[HL Road Tire].Dimension.Name
SELECT measures.x on 0
FROM [Adventure Works]

The following example uses the Dimension function, in conjunction with the Levels and the Count functions, to return the number of levels in the hierarchy containing the specified member.

WITH member measures.x as [Product].[Product Model Lines].[Model].&[HL Road Tire].Dimension.Levels.Count
SELECT measures.x on 0
FROM [Adventure Works]

The following example uses the Dimension function, in conjunction with the Members and the Count functions, to return the number of members in the hierarchy containing the specified member.

WITH member measures.x as [Product].[Product Model Lines].[Model].&[HL Road Tire].Dimension.Members.Count
SELECT measures.x on 0
FROM [Adventure Works]
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