This section describes how to create and use hierarchy expressions in InterSystems MDX.
In InterSystems MDX, a hierarchy expression has one of the following forms:
A hierarchy literal, which is a direct reference to the hierarchy as follows:
[dimension_name] is an MDX identifier that names a dimension.
[hierarchy_name] is an MDX identifier that names a hierarchy within that dimension.
[gend].[h1]A reference to a dimension:
[gend]The system interprets this as a reference to the first visible hierarchy of that dimension.An expression that uses an InterSystems MDX extension to refer to a hierarchy in another cube, via the following syntax:
[relationship_name].hierarchy_expressionWhere relationship_name is the name of a relationship in the cube used by the query and hierarchy_expression refers to a hierarchy contained in that relationship.
UsesA bare hierarchy expression returns all records; this expression is equivalent to an All member. (Note that you can use a bare hierarchy expression even if the dimension does not formally define an All level.) For example:
SELECT MEASURES.[%count] ON 0, colord.h1 ON 1 FROM patients Patient Count 1,000Also, you can use a hierarchy expression as an argument to any of the following functions: