DeepSee MDX Reference
Logical Expressions
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This section describes how to create and use logical expressions in DeepSee MDX.
Details and Uses
MDX does not include a logical data type. However, it provides the FILTER function and the IIF function, both of which take an argument that is treated as true or false. In these contexts, DeepSee MDX interprets numeric and string values as true or false, as follows:
In the same contexts, you can combine true and false values by using the following standard tools:
When you compare scalar values of different types, DeepSee compares them as follows:
If Then
Both expressions are numeric Perform a numeric comparison
Both expressions are strings Perform a string comparison
One expression is numeric and the other is a string The numeric expression is less than the string expression
You cannot use member expressions in a logical comparison expression. For example, the following is not a valid logical expression:
homed.CURRENTMEMBER = homed.h1.city.magnolia
Instead, you should use the Name property or some other suitable property, all of which are strings. For example, the following is a valid logical expression:
homed.CURRENTMEMBER.Properties("Name") = "magnolia"
See the reference section Intrinsic Properties for intrinsic properties that you can use.
Also see the section Measure Search Expressions.”