CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function

The CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY function, one of the Cube functions in Excel, returns the value of a member property from a cube. Use it 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:

  • 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.)

  • CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY will not work against Excel Data Models that are edited in Power Pivot, since they are not multi-dimensional cubes.

Examples

=CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY("Sales","[Time].[Fiscal].[2014]",$A$3)

=CUBEMEMBERPROPERTY("Sales","[Store].[MyFavoriteStore]","[Store].[Store Name].[Store Sqft]")

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See Also

Overview of formulas in Excel

How to avoid broken formulas

Find and correct errors in formulas

Excel keyboard shortcuts and function keys

Cube functions (reference)

Excel functions (alphabetical)

Excel functions (by category)

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