NameColumn Element (ASSL)

Identifies the column that provides the name of the parent element.

<DimensionAttribute> <!-- or ScalarMiningStructureColumn -->
   <NameColumn xsi:type="DataItem">...</NameColumn>

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value

DimensionAttribute Varies (see Remarks)
Ancestor or Parent Default Value


0-1: Optional element that can occur once and only once.

Relationship Element

Parent elements

DimensionAttribute, ScalarMiningStructureColumn

Child elements


If the KeyColumns collection of DimensionAttribute contains a single KeyColumn element representing a key column with a string data type, the same DataItem values are used as default values for the NameColumn element.

For more information about the DataItem type, including a table of Analysis Services Scripting Language (ASSL) objects and properties of the DataItem type, see DataItem Data Type (ASSL).

In Parent-Child dimensions the NameColumn Element (ASSL) used comes from the child element not from the parent; if the Usage Element (DimensionAttribute) (ASSL) value, on the parent object, is set to Parent then the NameColumn Element (ASSL) is not used.

The elements that correspond to the parents of NameColumn in the Analysis Management Objects (AMO) object model are DimensionAttribute and ScalarMiningStructureColumn.

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