Objects and Object Characteristics
Objects in Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL) follow specific guidelines in regards to object groups, inheritance, naming, expansion, and processing.
The ObjectExpansion restriction can be used to control the degree of expansion of ASSL XML returned by the server. This restriction has the options listed in the following table.
Allowed for <Alter>
Returns only the name, ID, and timestamp for the requested object and for all contained major objects recursively.
Expands the requested object and minor contained objects, but does not return major contained objects.
Same as ObjectProperties, but also returns the name, ID, and timestamp for contained major objects.
Fully expands the requested object and all contained objects recursively.
This ASSL reference section describes the ExpandFull representation. All other ObjectExpansion levels are derived from this level.
ASSL includes read-only elements or properties (for example, LastProcessed) that can be read from the Analysis Services instance, but which are omitted when command scripts are submitted to the instance. Analysis Services ignores modified values for read-only elements without warning or error.
Analysis Services also ignores inappropriate or irrelevant properties without raising validation errors. For example, the X element should only be present when the Y element has a particular value. The Analysis Services instance ignores the X element instead of validating that element against the value of the Y element.