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MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services: Cookbook by Tomislav Piasevoli

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MDX query in action

In this part we cover topics relevant to execution of MDX queries: explicit and implicit members, current context, attribute overwrites, recursion, and so on.

Explicit members

Explicit members are either regular or calculated members specified in a tuple using their unique name or a function. Members not being specified in the tuple are called implicit members. Explicit regular members are never overwritten by attribute relation mechanisms, unless they refer to the current member, that is, unless they use the .CurrentMember function, and there's also a related attribute in the same tuple. In that case they might get overwritten.

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Implicit members

Implicit members are regular ...

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