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Configuring Attribute Types

In Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, attribute types help classify an attribute in terms of business functionality. There are many attribute types, most of which are used by client applications to display or support an attribute. However, some attribute types also have specific meaning to Analysis Services. For example, some attribute types identify attributes that represent time periods in various calendars for time dimensions.

The value of the Type property for an attribute determines the attribute type for that attribute. Several wizards in Analysis Services set attribute types when defining dimensions or attributes. These Analysis Services wizards also set attribute types when the wizards add functionality to dimensions. For example, the Business Intelligence Wizard applies several attribute types to attributes in a dimension when the wizard adds account intelligence to identify attributes that contain the names, codes, numbers, and structure of accounts in the dimension. The Business Intelligence Wizard also consumes attribute types, such as for currency conversion. For more information, see Currency (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

The following tables list the attribute types available in Analysis Services. These tables separate attribute types into the following categories:

Term

Definition

General attribute types

These values are available to all attributes, and exist only to enable classification of attributes for client application purposes.

Account dimension attribute types

These values identify an attribute that belongs to an account dimension. For more information about account dimension, see Account (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

Currency dimension attribute type

These values identify an attribute that belongs to a currency dimension. For more information about currency dimensions, see Currency (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

Slowly changing dimension attributes

These values identify an attribute that belongs to a slowly changing dimension.

Time dimension attributes

These values identify an attribute that belongs to a time dimension. For more information about time dimensions, see Time (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

General Attribute Types

Attribute Type Value

Description

Address

Represents an address.

AddressBuilding

Represents a building identifier for an address.

AddressCity

Represents a city for an address.

AddressCountry

Represents a country or region for an address.

AddressFax

Represents a fax telephone number.

AddressFloor

Represents a floor identifier for an address.

AddressHouse

Represents a house number for an address.

AddressPhone

Represents a telephone number.

AddressQuarter

Represents a quarter for an address.

AddressRoom

Represents a room identifier for an address.

AddressStateOrProvince

Represents a state or province for an address.

AddressStreet

Represents the street for an address.

AddressZip

Represents a ZIP Code or Postal Code for an address.

BomResource

Represents a resource for a bill of materials (BOM).

Caption

Represents a caption.

CaptionAbbreviation

Represents an abbreviation.

CaptionDescription

Represents a description.

Channel

Represents a channel.

City

Represents a city.

Company

Represents a company.

Continent

Represents a continent.

Country

Represents a country or region.

County

Represents a county.

CustomerGroup

Represents a group of customers.

CustomerHousehold

Represents a household of customers.

Customers

Represents a customer.

DateCanceled

Represents a cancellation date.

DateDuration

Represents a duration.

DateEnded

Represents an end date.

DateModified

Represents a modification date.

DateStart

Represents a start date.

DeletedFlag

Indicates whether a member is or should be deleted (in terms of business functionality.)

NoteNote
Analysis Services does not use this attribute type to determine whether a member should be deleted. Instead, this attribute type is intended to be used by client applications for display purposes only.

FormattingColor

Represents the color used in formatting.

FormattingFont

Represents the font used in formatting.

FormattingFontEffects

Represents the font effects used in formatting.

FormattingFontSize

Represents the font size used in formatting.

FormattingOrder

Represents the order used in formatting.

FormattingSubtotal

Represents a subtotal.

GeoBoundaryBottom

Represents the bottommost value of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryFront

Represents the value at the front of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryLeft

Represents the leftmost value of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryPolygon

Represents the polygon definition of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryRear

Represents the rearmost value of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryRight

Represents the rightmost value of a geographic boundary.

GeoBoundaryTop

Represents the topmost value of a geographic boundary.

GeoCentroidX

Represents an X-axis centroid for a geographic region.

GeoCentroidY

Represents a Y-axis centroid for a geographic region.

GeoCentroidZ

Represents a Z-axis centroid for a geographic region.

ID

Represents an identifier (ID) or key.

Image

Represents an image in an undefined graphic format.

ImageBmp

Represents an image in bitmap graphic format.

ImageGif

Represents an image in Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) graphic format.

ImageJpg

Represents an image in Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) graphic format.

ImagePng

Represents an image in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) graphic format.

ImageTiff

Represents an image in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) graphic format.

OrganizationalUnit

Represents an organizational unit.

OrgTitle

Represents an organizational title.

PercentOwnership

Represents a percent of ownership.

PercentVoteRight

Represents a percent of voting rights.

Person

Represents a person.

PersonContact

Represents contact information for a person.

PersonDemographic

Represents demographic information for a person.

PersonFirstName

Represents the first name of a person.

PersonFullName

Represents the full name of a person.

PersonLastName

Represents the surname (last name) of a person.

PersonMiddleName

Represents the middle name of a person.

PhysicalColor

Represents a color.

PhysicalDensity

Represents density.

PhysicalDepth

Represents depth.

PhysicalHeight

Represents height.

PhysicalSize

Represents a size.

PhysicalVolume

Represents volume.

PhysicalWeight

Represents weight.

PhysicalWidth

Represents width.

Point

Represents a point.

PostalCode

Represents a postal code.

Product

Represents a product.

ProductBrand

Represents a product brand.

ProductCategory

Represents a product category.

ProductGroup

Represents a product group.

ProductSKU

Represents a product stock keeping unit (SKU).

Project

Represents a project.

ProjectCode

Represents a project code.

ProjectCompletion

Represents the completion status of a project.

ProjectEndDate

Represents a project end date.

ProjectName

Represents a project name.

ProjectStartDate

Represents a project start date.

Promotion

Represents a promotion.

QtyRangeHigh

Represents the highest value of a range of quantities.

QtyRangeLow

Represents the lowest value of a range of quantities.

Quantitative

Represents a quantitative attribute.

Rate

Represents a rate.

RateType

Represents a rate type.

Region

Represents a customer-defined region.

Regular

Represents a regular attribute.

RelationToParent

Represents a relation to a parent.

Representative

Represents a representative.

Scenario

Represents a scenario.

Sequence

Represents a sequence attribute.

ShortCaption

Represents a short caption.

StateOrProvince

Represents a state or province.

Utility

Represents a utility.

Version

Represents a version.

WebHtml

Represents HTML content.

WebMailAlias

Represents an e-mail alias.

WebUrl

Represents a URL address.

WebXmlOrXsl

Represents XML or XSL content.

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Account Dimension Attribute Types

Attribute Type Value

Description

Account

Represents the parent of an account. This attribute type is typically applied to the parent attribute of an account dimension.

AccountName

Represents the name of an account. This attribute type is typically applied to the key attributes of an account dimension.

AccountNumber

Represents the number of an account.

AccountType

Represents the type of an account. This attribute type identifies the aggregation function of an account member in an account type dimension in the Analysis Services database.

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Currency Dimension Attribute Types

Attribute Type Value

Description

CurrencyDestination

Represents the destination currency of a currency exchange. This attribute type is typically applied to the key attribute of a reporting dimension, for use in currency conversion. For more information about currency conversion, see Currency Conversions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

CurrencyIsoCode

Represents the International Standards Organization (ISO) code of a currency. For more information about currency conversion, see Currency Conversions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

CurrencyName

Represents the name of a currency. For more information about currency conversion, see Currency Conversions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

CurrencySource

Represents the source currency of a currency exchange. This attribute type is typically applied to the key attribute of a currency dimension, for use in currency conversion. For more information about currency conversion, see Currency Conversions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

Slowly Changing Dimension Attribute Types

Attribute Type Value

Description

ScdEndDate

Represents the effective end date for a member in a slowly changing dimension.

ScdOriginalID

Represents the original identifier for a member in a slowly changing dimension.

ScdStartDate

Represents the effective start date for a member in a slowly changing dimension.

ScdStatus

Represents the effective status of a member in a slowly changing dimension.

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Time Dimension Attribute Types

Attribute Type Value

Description

Date

Represents a date. This attribute type is typically applied to the key attribute of a time dimension or server time dimension.

DayOfHalfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a half-year.

DayOfMonth

Represents the day ordinal of a month.

DayOfQuarter

Represents the day ordinal of a quarter.

DayOfTenDays

Represents the day ordinal of a ten-day period.

DayOfTrimester

Represents the day ordinal of a trimester.

DayOfWeek

Represents the day ordinal of a week.

DayOfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a year.

Days

Represents days.

FiscalDate

Represents a date in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfHalfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a half-year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfMonth

Represents the day ordinal of a month in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfQuarter

Represents the day ordinal of a quarter in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfTrimester

Represents the day ordinal of a trimester in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfWeek

Represents the day ordinal of a week in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalDayOfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalHalfYears

Represents half-years in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalHalfYearOfYear

Represents the half-year ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalMonths

Represents months in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalMonthOfHalfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a half-year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalMonthOfQuarter

Represents the month ordinal of a quarter in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalMonthOfTrimester

Represents the month ordinal of a trimester in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalMonthOfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalQuarters

Represents quarters in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalQuarterOfHalfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a half-year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalQuarterOfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalTrimesters

Represents trimesters in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalTrimesterOfYear

Represents the trimester ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeeks

Represents weeks in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeekOfHalfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a half-year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeekOfMonth

Represents the week ordinal of a month in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeekOfQuarter

Represents the week ordinal of a quarter in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeekOfTrimester

Represents the week ordinal of a trimester in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalWeekOfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a year in a fiscal calendar.

FiscalYears

Represents years in a fiscal calendar.

HalfYears

Represents half-years.

HalfYearOfYear

Represents the half-year ordinal of a year.

Hours

Represents hours.

IsHoliday

Indicates whether a date is a holiday.

ISO8601Date

Represents a date in an ISO 8601 calendar.

ISO8601DayOfWeek

Represents the day ordinal of a week in an ISO 8601 calendar.

ISO8601DayOfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a year in an ISO 8601 calendar.

ISO8601Weeks

Represents weeks in an ISO 8601 calendar.

ISO8601WeekOfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a year in an ISO 8601 calendar.

ISO8601Years

Represents years in an ISO 8601 calendar.

IsPeakDay

Indicates whether a date is a peak day.

IsWeekDay

Indicates whether a date is a weekday.

IsWorkingDay

Indicates whether a date is a working day.

ManufacturingDate

Represents a date in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfHalfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a half-year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfMonth

Represents the day ordinal of a month in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfQuarter

Represents the day ordinal of a quarter in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfTrimester

Represents the day ordinal of a trimester in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfWeek

Represents the day ordinal of a week in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingDayOfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingHalfYears

Represents half-years in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingHalfYearOfYear

Represents the half-year ordinal of a year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingMonths

Represents months in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingMonthOfHalfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a half-year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingMonthOfQuarter

Represents the month ordinal of a quarter in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingMonthOfTrimester

Represents the month ordinal of a trimester in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingMonthOfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingQuarters

Represents quarters in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingQuarterOfHalfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a half-year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingQuarterOfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeeks

Represents weeks in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeekOfHalfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a half-year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeekOfMonth

Represents the week ordinal of a month in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeekOfQuarter

Represents the week ordinal of a quarter in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeekOfTrimester

Represents the week ordinal of a trimester in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingWeekOfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a year in a manufacturing calendar.

ManufacturingYears

Represents years in a manufacturing calendar.

Minutes

Represents minutes.

Months

Represents months.

MonthOfHalfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a half-year.

MonthOfQuarter

Represents the month ordinal of a quarter.

MonthOfTrimester

Represents the month ordinal of a trimester.

MonthOfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a year.

Quarters

Represents quarters.

QuarterOfHalfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a half-year.

QuarterOfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a year.

ReportingDate

Represents a date in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfHalfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a half-year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfMonth

Represents the day ordinal of a month in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfQuarter

Represents the day ordinal of a quarter in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfTrimester

Represents the day ordinal of a trimester in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfWeek

Represents the day ordinal of a week in a reporting calendar.

ReportingDayOfYear

Represents the day ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingHalfYears

Represents half-years in a reporting calendar.

ReportingHalfYearOfYear

Represents the half-year ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingMonths

Represents months in a reporting calendar.

ReportingMonthOfHalfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a half-year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingMonthOfQuarter

Represents the month ordinal of a quarter in a reporting calendar.

ReportingMonthOfTrimester

Represents the month ordinal of a trimester in a reporting calendar.

ReportingMonthOfYear

Represents the month ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingQuarters

Represents quarters in a reporting calendar.

ReportingQuarterOfHalfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a half-year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingQuarterOfYear

Represents the quarter ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingTrimesters

Represents trimesters in a reporting calendar.

ReportingTrimesterOfYear

Represents the trimester ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeeks

Represents weeks in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeekOfHalfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a half-year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeekOfMonth

Represents the week ordinal of a month in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeekOfQuarter

Represents the week ordinal of a quarter in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeekOfTrimester

Represents the week ordinal of a trimester in a reporting calendar.

ReportingWeekOfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a year in a reporting calendar.

ReportingYears

Represents years in a reporting calendar.

Seconds

Represents seconds.

TenDayOfHalfYear

Represents the ten-day period ordinal of a half-year.

TenDayOfMonth

Represents the ten-day period ordinal of a month.

TenDayOfQuarter

Represents the ten-day period ordinal of a quarter.

TenDayOfTrimester

Represents the ten-day period ordinal of a trimester.

TenDayOfYear

Represents the ten-day period ordinal of a year.

TenDays

Represents ten-day periods.

Trimesters

Represents trimesters.

TrimesterOfYear

Represents the trimester ordinal of a year.

UndefinedTime

Represents an undefined time period.

WeekOfYear

Represents the week ordinal of a year.

Weeks

Represents weeks.

WinterSummerSeason

Indicates whether the date is part of the winter/summer season.

Years

Represents years.

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