What is CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function in Excel?
Usage of CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function
Syntax of CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function
CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY(connection, member_expression, property)
The CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function syntax has the following arguments:
- Connection: A text string of the name of the connection to the cube.
- Member_expression: A text string of a multidimensional expression (MDX) of a member within the cube.
- Property: A text string of the name of the property returned or a reference to a cell that contains the name of the property.
Explanation of CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function
- 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.)
- CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY will not work against Excel Data Models that are edited in Power Pivot, since they are not multi-dimensional cubes.
Examples of CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function
=CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY(“Sales”,”[Store].[MyFavoriteStore]”,”[Store].[Store Name].[Store Sqft]”)