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Attribute Relationships (Attribute Relationship Designer Tab, Dimension Designer) (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

Use the Attribute Relationship list to locate a specific attribute relationship in the attribute relationship diagram and to manage that relationship. This pane appears immediately under the pane that contains the attribute relationship diagram.

To view the Attribute Relationships pane

  1. In Business Intelligence Development Studio, in Solution Explorer, double-click a dimension to open the Dimension Designer, and then click the Attribute Relationship tab.

  2. On the toolbar, click the Show List Views icon.

The Attribute Relationships list displays all the attribute relationships in the dimension.

To locate a specific attribute relationship in the attribute relationship diagram, double-click the attribute in the list. The attribute relationship will be highlighted in the attribute relationship diagram and its properties will appear in the Properties window.

NoteNote

You can select multiple attribute relationships in the list and make changes.

If an attribute relationship is incorrect, an icon appears on the arrow connecting to the two attributes. To determine why the relationship is not correct, pause on the icon and read the description provided in the tooltip.

To manage the attribute relationship, right-click the attribute relationship and click the appropriate command in the shortcut menu.

Shortcut Menu Options

Edit Attribute Relationship

Opens the Edit Attribute Relationship dialog box in which you can modify the attribute relationship.

For more information, see Create Attribute Relationship and Edit Attribute Relationship Dialog Boxes (Attribute Relationship Designer Tab, Dimension Designer) (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data) and Defining Attribute Relationships.

Relationship Type

Sets the relationship type to either Flexible or Rigid. In a flexible relationship, relationships between members change over time. In a rigid relationship, relationships between members do not change over time.

Delete

Deletes the selected attribute relationship.

Properties

Displays the attribute's properties in the Properties window.

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