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NameToSet (MDX)

Updated: 17 July 2006

Returns a set that contains the member specified by a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)–formatted string.



A valid string expression that represents the name of a member.

If the specified member name exists, the NameToSet function returns a set containing that member. Otherwise, the function returns an empty set.

The specified member name must only be a member name; it cannot be a member expression. To use a member expression, see StrToSet (MDX).


The following returns the default measure value for the specified member name.

SELECT NameToSet('[Date].[Calendar].[July 2001]') ON 0
FROM [Adventure Works]

Release History

17 July 2006

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