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Children (MDX)

Updated: 17 July 2006

Returns the set of children of a specified member.



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

The Children function returns a naturally ordered set that contains the children of a specified member. If the specified member has no children, this function returns an empty set.


The following example returns the children of the United States member of the Geography hierarchy in the Geography dimension.

SELECT [Geography].[Geography].[Country].&[United States].Children ON 0
FROM [Adventure Works]

The following example returns all members in the Measures dimension on the column axis, this includes all calculated members, and the set of all children of the [Product].[Model Name] attribute hierarchy on the row axis from the Adventure Works cube.

    Measures.AllMembers ON COLUMNS,
    [Product].[Model Name].Children ON ROWS
    [Adventure Works]

Release History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Updated syntax and arguments to improve clarity.
  • Added updated examples.