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NamedSet Class

Represents a named set for a given cube.

Namespace: Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient
Assembly: Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient (in microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll)

public sealed class NamedSet
public final class NamedSet
public final class NamedSet

A named set is a persisted set expression, which is associated with an alias and defined as part of the structure of a cube. In Multidimensional Expressions (MDX), a set expression can be a lengthy and complex declaration. A named set makes it easier to manage a set expression that is used regularly in MDX or XML for Analysis queries that involve the cube and provides a way of maintaining the set expression independently of the queries that use it.

A NamedSet encapsulates the alias and set expression of a named set, so that the metadata of the named set can be examined and incorporated into queries.


The following subroutine, given a CubeDef, iterates through the NamedSets collection and displays information about each NamedSet in the collection:

Public Sub ListNamedSets(ByRef CubeToCheck As CubeDef)

    ' Check the parameter before performing actions on it.
    If CubeToCheck Is Nothing Then
        Throw New System.ArgumentNullException("CubeToCheck")
        ' Iterate through the NamedSets collection of the
        ' CubeDef object.

            Dim nsetToCheck As NamedSet

            Debug.WriteLine("Found " & CubeToCheck.NamedSets.Count & _
                " named set(s) in cube:")

            For Each nsetToCheck In CubeToCheck.NamedSets
                Debug.WriteLine("Named Set:  " & nsetToCheck.Name)
                Debug.WriteLine("    Description:  " & _
                Debug.WriteLine("    Expression:   " & _
        Catch ex As AdomdConnectionException
            ' The connection could not be opened or was disconnected.
            ' This error can occur at any time, if the provider is 
            ' disconnected from the server.
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdErrorResponseException
            ' A response is received from a provider which indicates an error.
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdUnknownResponseException
            ' A response has been returned from the provider that 
            ' was not understood.
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdCacheExpiredException
            ' A cached version of an ADOMD.NET object is no longer valid.
            ' This error is typically raised when reviewing metadata.
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As AdomdException
            ' Any other error raised by ADOMD.NET.
            Throw ex
        Catch ex As Exception
            ' Any other error.
            Throw ex
        End Try
    End If
End Sub

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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