"PivotTable.DisplayEmptyRows = false " in Excel pulling from Analysis Server 2008, doesn't work.

We display financial information, using Excel pulling from Analysis Server 2008.

In vba,  "ptTemp.DisplayEmptyRow = false" works fine for hiding empty rows of data on most pivot tables, but if the "account numbers" parent/child dimension is in the row fields, it doesn't.

The row dimension look like this:

Balance Sheet
            Current Assets
Total Balance Sheet

Income Statement
      Gross Profit
                  Item A
Total Income Statement

      Current Ratio
Total Ratios

When  "ptTemp.DisplayEmptyRow = false" is used, all the rows with no values disappear as expected, except that the Section header "Ratios" disappears too and the ratios mash into the Income Statement section….

Is there a settings in SSAS that would prevent this, or if not, an elegant workaround in VBA?
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CSLARSENConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi again,
OK, thx, moving on...

Is "Ratio" a calculated member  as well?
If so, then->
Do you have anything entered in the setting for the "non-empty behavior"
on the parent member "Ratio"
on the Ratio children

Maybe the "non-empty behavior" could be set to handle this situation.
A guess would be to set the  "non-empty behavior" of the "Ratio" element.

If not,
my guess is that "Ratio" does not have any other normal children which the cube can use to control whether or not to show the "Ratio" element.
So you could try to establish "Ratio" as a calculated member and set "non-empty behavior" or
create a dummy element in the parent-child hierarchy to "Ratio".

Just trying to understand.
How is your "chart of account" dimension build, is it a parent -child dimension?
Are all members of the ratio "header" calculated members defined in the cube and assigned to the "row" dimension.


WaldenSwansonAuthor Commented:
Good questions.

Yes....the Chart of Accounts dimension is parent/child.

All of the Ratio header children are calculated members defined in the cube.

In this pivot table, the "Chart of Accounts" Dimension is in the row field...
WaldenSwansonAuthor Commented:

Will try this later this week and let you know.


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