Name (MDX)

 

Updated: March 2, 2016

Returns the name of a dimension, hierarchy, level, or member.

  
Dimension expression syntax  
Dimension_Expression.Name  
  
Hierarchy expression syntax  
Hierarchy_Expression.Name  
  
Level_expression syntax  
Level_Expression.Name  
  
Member expression syntax  
Member_Expression.Name  

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

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

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

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

The Name function returns the name of the object, not the unique name.

Dimension, Hierarchy and Level Expression Example

The following example returns the dimension name for the Date dimension and the hierarchy and level names for the July 2001 member.

WITH MEMBER Measures.DimensionName AS [Date].Name  
MEMBER Measures.HierarchyName AS [Date].[Calendar].[July 2001].Hierarchy.Name  
MEMBER Measures.LevelName as [Date].[Calendar].[July 2001].Level.Name  
  
SELECT {Measures.DimensionName, Measures.HierarchyName, Measures.LevelName} ON 0  
from [Adventure Works]  

Member Expression Example

The following example returns the member name, along with the member value, member key and member caption.

WITH MEMBER MemberName AS [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].Name  
MEMBER Measures.ValueColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].MemberValue  
MEMBER Measures.KeyColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].Member_Key  
MEMBER Measures.NameColumn as [Date].[Calendar].[July 1, 2001].Member_Name  
  
SELECT {Measures.MemberName, Measures.ValueColumn, Measures.KeyColumn, Measures.NameColumn} ON 0  
from [Adventure Works]  

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