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Messages Element (XMLA)

Contains a collection of Message elements returned from an instance of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services by a Discover or Execute method call.


Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value



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

Relationship Element

Parent elements


Child elements


This element is used in cases where a Discover method call or a single XMLA command within an Execute method call completes successfully, but with errors or warnings. In such cases, a Messages element is added to the root element after all other elements, which in turn contains one or more Message elements. Each Message element represents a single message, either an error or a warning, returned by the Analysis Services instance.