Measure Element (ASSL)

Defines a measure.

   <Measure> <!-- ancestor: MeasureGroup -->
   <!-- or  -->
   <Measure xsi:type="AggregationInstanceMeasure">...</Measure> <!-- parent: AggregationInstance -->
      <!-- or  -->
   <Measure xsi:type="MeasureBinding">...</Measure> <!-- ancestor: MeasureGroupBinding (out-of-line) -->
   <!-- or  -->
   <Measure xsi:type="PerspectiveMeasure">...</Measure> <!-- ancestor: PerspectiveMeasureGroup -->

Characteristic Description

Data type and length

Ancestor or Parent Data Type

Default value



0-n: Optional element that can occur more than once.

Relationship Element

Parent elements


Child elements

All others None
Ancestor or Parent Child elements

Binding details can be provided for a measure. These details then act as the defaults per partition.

In larger cubes, there may be hundreds of measures and hierarchies. The DisplayFolder property defines user appearance on the client. The value of the DisplayFolder property can contain any one of the following options:

  • Be empty, denoting that the measure does not belong to a folder.
  • Contain a single folder name, denoting that the measure should be rendered as belonging to a folder with the same name.
  • Contain multiple folder names separated by a backslash (\), denoting an embedded folder hierarchy.

The DisplayFolder property also applies to calculated measures and hierarchies.

The corresponding elements in the Analysis Management Objects (AMO) object model are Measure and PerspectiveMeasure.

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