DeepSee MDX Reference
This section discusses identifiers in DeepSee MDX.
MDX Identifiers and Allowed Variations
Every cube, subject area, relationship, dimension, hierarchy,
level, member, property, and measure has an identifier.
Each MDX identifier has one of the following forms:
You can use this form if name
The first character must be either an alphabetic character
(Latin-1) or the underscore character (_
In DeepSee MDX, the first character can be numeric if the rest
of the characters are also numeric. This DeepSee extension to MDX
means that you can conveniently refer to members that have all-numeric
names (such as postal codes).
The other characters must be either alphabetic characters,
the underscore character, or numeric characters.
The name must not be an MDX reserved keyword. Reserved
keywords are not case-sensitive in MDX.
You must use this form if name
not follow the preceding rules. If name
includes a right square bracket (]
), you must
escape that by using two right square brackets together (]]
Note that name
are not expressions. That is, you cannot replace
them with string-valued expressions.