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How to get in MDX the lowest level source of a dimension?

Posted on 2006-07-09
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Dear experts,
I need to get the lowest level in a dimension, for example level "Store Name" in dimension STORE:

     Level             Source Column             Source Table             Member Count
     Store Country             store_country             store             3
     Store State             store_state             store             10
     Store City             store_city             store             24
     Store Name             store_id             store             24

(this is Sales cube in FoodMart Olap database example)

I need to know his Source Column and Source Table. (store_id and store respectivly).

More generally, how do you get metadata from MDX?

Thanks in advance
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raj_ earned 500 total points
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please investigate this thread:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.sqlserver.datawarehouse/browse_frm/thread/cf29f044418bf3a9/9d78aaee689fe1fe?tvc=1&q=information+schema+in+MDX&hl=en#9d78aaee689fe1fe


MDX always works with the cubes, so it is not possible to obtain list of the
cubes through MDX.
If you already know the cube, you can get some information about dimensions
and levels, i.e.

WITH MEMBER Measures.X AS Dimensions.Count
SELECT {X} ON 0 FROM Sales


Will give you count of dimensions. After that you can do something like


WITH MEMBER Measures.X AS Dimensions(0).Name
SELECT {X} ON 0 FROM Sales


to get the name of the dimension, and


WITH MEMBER Measures.X AS Dimensions(0).Levels.Count
SELECT {X} ON 0 FROM Sales


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by:icad01
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Dear raj,
thanks for your fast answer.
I realize that I have a lot to learn before using MDX.
I didn't know where to put the code to get any result (in ADO?)!
Thanks anyway.
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