CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function (function: A prewritten formula that takes a value or values, performs an operation, and returns a value or values. Use functions to simplify and shorten formulas on a worksheet, especially those that perform lengthy or complex calculations.) in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Returns the value of a member property from the cube. Use to validate that a member name exists within the cube and to return the specified property for this member.

Syntax

CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY(connection, member_expression, property)

The CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function syntax has the following arguments (argument: A value that provides information to an action, an event, a method, a property, a function, or a procedure.):

  • Connection    Required. A text string of the name of the connection to the cube.
  • Member_expression    Required. A text string of a multidimensional expression (MDX) of a member within the cube.
  • Property    Required. A text string of the name of the property returned or a reference to a cell that contains the name of the property.

Remarks

  • When the CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function evaluates, it temporarily displays a "#GETTING_DATA…" message in the cell before all of the data is retrieved.
  • If the connection name is not a valid workbook connection stored in the workbook, CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY returns a #NAME? error value. If the Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) server is not running, not available, or returns an error message, CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY returns a #NAME? error value.
  • If the member_expression syntax is incorrect or if the member specified by member_expression doesn't exist in the cube, CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY returns a #N/A error value.
  • CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY may return a #N/A error value if you reference a session-based object, such as a calculated member or named set, in a PivotTable when sharing a connection, and that PivotTable is deleted or you convert the PivotTable to formulas. (On the Options tab, in the Tools group, click OLAP Tools, and then click Convert to Formulas.)

Examples

=CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY("Sales","[Time].[Fiscal].[2004]",$A$3)=CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY("Sales","[Store].[MyFavoriteStore]","[Store].[Store Name].[Store Sqft]")

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2010, Excel Web App