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In the following MDX i need to order by [Measures].[ParameterCaption].....
It IS ordering now but it is doing it by alphabetically ..... i need it to treat [Measures].[ParameterCaption] as a date and order it that way


WITH MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterCaption] AS [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.MEMBER_CAPTION
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterValue] AS [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.UNIQUENAME
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterLevel] AS [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.LEVEL.ORDINAL

SELECT {[Measures].[ParameterCaption], [Measures].[ParameterValue], [Measures].[ParameterLevel] } ON COLUMNS,
       ORDER( {[Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].ALLMEMBERS},[Measures].[ParameterCaption], desc) ON ROWS

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by:Ryan McCauley
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Can you just wrap the ORDER BY column in a CDATE?

CDATE([Measures].[ParameterCaption])

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by:vbnetcoder
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I'm not sure where/how (very new to MDX) .... would you mind updating the code I posted with what you mean?
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You should be able to do this:

WITH MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterCaption] AS
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.MEMBER_CAPTION 
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterValue] AS 
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.UNIQUENAME 
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterLevel] AS 
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.LEVEL.ORDINAL 

SELECT {[Measures].[ParameterCaption],
        [Measures].[ParameterValue],
        [Measures].[ParameterLevel] } ON COLUMNS, 
ORDER( {[Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].ALLMEMBERS},
         CDATE([Measures].[ParameterCaption]), desc) ON ROWS 

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by:vbnetcoder
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ryanmccauley,

When I run that code I get an error:

Parser: The end of the input was reached.
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by:Ryan McCauley
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I'm sorry - I missed the FROM statement at the end of your original MDX. Just add it back to the query and it should work:

WITH MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterCaption] AS
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.MEMBER_CAPTION 
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterValue] AS 
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.UNIQUENAME 
     MEMBER [Measures].[ParameterLevel] AS 
             [Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].CURRENTMEMBER.LEVEL.ORDINAL 

SELECT {[Measures].[ParameterCaption],
        [Measures].[ParameterValue],
        [Measures].[ParameterLevel] } ON COLUMNS, 
ORDER( {[Accounting Period].[Accounting Period Name].ALLMEMBERS},
         CDATE([Measures].[ParameterCaption]), desc) ON ROWS 

FROM [MasterCube]

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That worked ... thanks!!
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