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MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES Rowset

Describes the properties of members within a database.

The MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES rowset contains the following columns.

Column name

Type indicator

Length

Description

CATALOG_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the database.

SCHEMA_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the schema to which this property belongs. NULL if the provider does not support schemas.

CUBE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the cube.

DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the dimension. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.

HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the hierarchy. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.

LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the level to which this property belongs. If the provider does not support named levels, it should return the DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME value for this field. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.

MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The unique name of the member to which the property belongs. Used for data stores that do not support named levels or have properties on a member-by-member basis. If the property applies to all members in a level, this column is NULL. For providers that generate unique names by qualification, each component of this name is delimited.

PROPERTY_TYPE

DBTYPE_I2

A bitmap that specifies the type of the property:

  • MDPROP_MEMBER (1) identifies a property of a member. This property can be used in the DIMENSION PROPERTIES clause of the SELECT statement.

  • MDPROP_CELL (2) identifies a property of a cell. This property can be used in the CELL PROPERTIES clause that occurs at the end of the SELECT statement.

  • MDPROP_SYSTEM (4) identifies an internal property.

  • MDPROP_BLOB (8) identifies a property which contains a binary large object (blob).

PROPERTY_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the property. If the key for the property is the same as the name for the property, PROPERTY_NAME will be blank.

PROPERTY_CAPTION

DBTYPE_WSTR

A label or caption associated with the property, used primarily for display purposes. Returns PROPERTY_NAME if a caption does not exist.

DATA_TYPE

DBTYPE_UI2

The data type of the property.

CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH

DBTYPE_UI4

The maximum possible length of the property, if it is a character, binary, or bit type.

Zero indicates there is no defined maximum length.

Returns NULL for all other data types.

CHARACTER_OCTET_LENGTH

DBTYPE_UI4

The maximum possible length (in bytes) of the property, if it is a character or binary type.

Zero indicates there is no defined maximum length.

Returns NULL for all other data types.

NUMERIC_PRECISION

DBTYPE_UI2

The maximum precision of the property, if it is a numeric data type.

Returns NULL for all other data types.

NUMERIC_SCALE

DBTYPE_I2

The number of digits to the right of the decimal point, if it is a DBTYPE_NUMERIC or DBTYPE_DECIMAL type.

Returns NULL for all other data types.

DESCRIPTION

DBTYPE_WSTR

A human readable description of the property. NULL if no description exists.

PROPERTY_CONTENT_TYPE

DBTYPE_I2

The type of the property. Can be one of the following enumerations:

  • MD_PROPTYPE_REGULAR (0x00)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ID (0x01)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_RELATION_TO_PARENT (0x02)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ROLLUP_OPERATOR (0x03)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ORG_TITLE (0x11)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION (0x21)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_SHORT (0x22)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_DESCRIPTION (0x23)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_CAPTION_ABREVIATION (0x24)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_URL (0x31)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_HTML (0x32)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_XML_OR_XSL (0x33)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_WEB_MAIL_ALIAS (0x34)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS (0x41)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_STREET (0x42)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_HOUSE (0x43)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_CITY (0x44)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_STATE_OR_PROVINCE (0x45)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_ZIP (0x46)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_QUARTER (0x47)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_COUNTRY (0x48)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_BUILDING (0x49)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_ROOM (0x4A)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_FLOOR (0x4B)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_FAX (0x4C)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_ADDRESS_PHONE (0x4D)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_X (0x61)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_Y (0x62)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_CENTROID_Z (0x63)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_TOP (0x64)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_LEFT (0x65)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_BOTTOM (0x66)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_RIGHT (0x67)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_FRONT (0x68)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_REAR (0x69)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_GEO_BOUNDARY_POLYGON (0x6A)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_SIZE (0x71)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_COLOR (0x72)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_WEIGHT (0x73)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_HEIGHT (0x74)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_WIDTH (0x75)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_DEPTH (0x76)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_VOLUME (0x77)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PHYSICAL_DENSITY (0x78)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_FULL_NAME (0x82)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_FIRST_NAME (0x83)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_LAST_NAME (0x84)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_MIDDLE_NAME (0x85)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_DEMOGRAPHIC (0x86)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_PERSON_CONTACT (0x87)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_QTY_RANGE_LOW (0x91)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_QTY_RANGE_HIGH (0x92)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_COLOR (0xA1)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_ORDER (0xA2)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT (0xA3)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT_EFFECTS (0xA4)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_FONT_SIZE (0xA5)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_FORMATTING_SUB_TOTAL (0xA6)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE (0xB1)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_START (0xB2)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_ENDED (0xB3)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_CANCELED (0xB4)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_MODIFIED (0xB5)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_DATE_DURATION (0xB6)

  • MD_PROPTYPE_VERSION (0xC1)

SQL_COLUMN_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the property used in SQL queries from the cube dimension or database dDimension.

LANGUAGE

DBTYPE_UI2

The translation expressed as an LCID. Only valid for property translations.

PROPERTY_ORIGIN

DBTYPE_UI2

Identifies the type of hierarchy that the property applies to:

  • MD_USER_DEFINED (1) indicates the property is on a user defined hierarchy

  • MD_SYSTEM_ENABLED (2) indicates the property is on an attribute hierarchy

  • MD_SYSTEM_DISABLED (4) indicates the property is on an attribute hierarchy that is not enabled.

PROPERTY_ATTRIBUTE_HIERARCHY_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

The name of the attribute hierarchy sourcing this property.

PROPERTY_CARDINALITY

DBTYPE_WSTR

The cardinality of the property. Possible values include the following strings:

  • ONE

  • MANY

MIME_TYPE

DBTYPE_WSTR

The mime type for binary large objects (BLOBs).

PROPERTY_IS_VISIBLE

DBTYPE_BOOL

A Boolean that indicates whether the property is visible.

TRUE if the property is visible; otherwise, FALSE.

This schema rowset is not sorted.

The MDSCHEMA_PROPERTIES rowset can be restricted on the columns listed in the following table.

Column name

Type indicator

Restriction State

CATALOG_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Mandatory

SCHEMA_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

CUBE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

DIMENSION_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

HIERARCHY_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

LEVEL_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

MEMBER_UNIQUE_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

PROPERTY_TYPE

DBTYPE_I2

Optional

PROPERTY_NAME

DBTYPE_WSTR

Optional

PROPERTY_CONTENT_TYPE

DBTYPE_I2

(Optional) A default restriction is in place on MDPROP_MEMBER OR MDPROP_CELL.

PROPERTY_ORIGIN

DBTYPE_UI2

(Optional) A default restriction is in place on MD_USER_DEFINED OR MD_SYSTEM_ENABLED.

CUBE_SOURCE

DBTYPE_UI2

(Optional) A bitmap with one of the following valid values:

  • 1 CUBE

  • 2 DIMENSION

Default restriction is a value of 1.

PROPERTY_VISIBILITY

DBTYPE_UI2

(Optional) A bitmap with one of the following valid values:

  • 1 Visible

  • 2 Not visible

Default restriction is a value of 1.

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