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Context.ExecuteForPrepare Property

Gets a value that indicates whether the stored procedure is being called for preparation purposes.

Namespace:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdServer
Assembly:  msmgdsrv (in msmgdsrv.dll)

public static bool ExecuteForPrepare { get; }

Property Value

Type: Boolean
true if the stored procedure is being called for preparation purposes; otherwise, false.

Stored procedures and user-defined functions (UDFs) are called in "prepare mode" to determine the metadata necessary for creating the final, combined cellset or rowset. When running in "prepare mode," the stored procedure or UDF should not return data, but rather return immediately after constructing the data type that would normally be returned.

Stored procedures and UDFs can only be called in "prepare mode" if they have been attributed with the SafeToPrepareAttribute. If a stored procedure is called in "prepare mode" but the stored procedure has not been attributed, an exception will be raised.

UDFs that return DataTables are automatically prepared before the query is run.

In the following example, the stored procedure returns immediately after creating the data table when in "prepare mode":

public System.Data.DataTable GetPreparedTable()
    System.Data.DataTable results = new System.Data.DataTable();
    results.Columns.Add("A", typeof(int));
    results.Columns.Add("B", typeof(string));

    if (Context.ExecuteForPrepare)
        // If preparing, return just the schema with no data
        return results;

    //Otherwise return data
    object[] row = new object[2];
    row[0] = 1;
    row[1] = "A";

    row[0] = 2;
    row[1] = "B";

    return results;