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How can I obtain a listing of all the measures in a cube?

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Experts,
I am totally new to the world of Dimensional Data Wharehousing. I have a need to generate a list of the measures of two cubes that are on my local machine. Can you offer a solution with clear instructions possibly?
TC72
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If you connect to the cubes with microsoft excel, you can view all measures and dimenstions, then drag and drop the data on the cross-tab grid.

Is this what you are looking for?
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Sorry, I do not have excel on this box.
Thanks,
TC72
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Do you have SQL 2005 or 2008 "management Studio"?  If so, you can caonnect to Analysis services on your local box and see all aspects of the cube.
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by:TC72
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Yes I do.. However, I do not know what to look for in finding the 'measures'. I see the MesureGroups. But there are only around 5 groups. Is this what I am looking for? Are the names of these 'MeasureGroups' the only measures for the cube?
Thank you for your quick replies, and your assistance!

TC72
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The Measure groups are the groupings of the various mesaures in the cube.  In order to see the actual Measures within the group, hightline ove othe the cubes listed in the tree-view, then click "New Query" at the top of Management Studio.

 A blank window will open the the right along with another tree-view pane of the actual cube.  Here you'll see a "measure" folder with all the individual measures listed.  The blank windoe to the right is where you would write an MDX query to quiery your cube.
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Whis worked perfectly. I opened up the SSMS and right clicked on the cube and selected query and the individual measures were listed in the left pane. Thank you SO much for your assistance.
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Is there an MDX query I could use to retrieve the individual measures?
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by:mfreuden
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The only thing I can suggest is to right-click on the Cubename in the tree-view window, select "Browse" and then drag the top-level measure folder that's called "Measures" into the right-hand pane.  

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by:mfreuden
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This MDX will work as well...

select [Measures].allmembers on columns
from CubeName

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Thanks again, you have come through. I think we are close. I have returned 247 columns with the values of each measure. Is there a query that would return the 'column' or measure names in a single column? I need to be able to select these and paste into document.
Thanks again,
TC72
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You can't pull all Measures on "rows" unfortunately.  The only thin I can suggest, is to cut and paste the results with the 247 columns into excel.

Once in excel ,select the data once again, then on a new worksheet select "edit"-"paste special".  Inside of the "paste-special" window is a "transpose" checkbox.  Click this, and your data will be pasted with the columsn and rows reversed in the format you are looking for...
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Great. Thank you for your assistance.  You have been very helpful.
Cheers!

TC72
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