DimensionTypeEnum Enumeration
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DimensionTypeEnum Enumeration

Represents the dimension type of a Dimension.

Namespace:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient
Assembly:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient (in Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.dll)

public enum DimensionTypeEnum

Member nameDescription
UnknownDescribes a dimension with an unknown or unspecified type.
TimeIndicates that a dimension refers to time (for example, year, month, week, day).
MeasureDescribes a dimension that contains measures.
OtherDescribes a dimension of the default dimension type, which is used for dimensions that are not time dimensions or measure dimensions.
QuantitativeDescribes a dimension that contains quantitative elements (for example, income level, or number of children).
AccountsDescribes a dimension that contains an accounts structure with parent-child relationships.
CustomersDescribes a dimension that contains customer information. The lowest level represents individual customers.
ProductsDescribes a dimension that contains product information. The lowest level represents individual products.
ScenarioDescribes a dimension that contains different business scenarios.
UtilityDescribes a dimension that contains only calculated members. This type of dimension is usually used for data visualization techniques.
CurrencyDescribes a dimension that contains currency information.
RatesDescribes a dimension that contains different types of rates (for example, buy, sell, or discounted).
ChannelDescribes a dimension that contains information about a distribution channel.
PromotionDescribes a dimension that contains information about marketing and advertising promotions.
OrganizationDescribes a dimension that represents the reporting structure of an organization.
BillOfMaterialsDescribes a dimension that represents a material/component breakdown. The parent-child relationship implies a parent composed of its children.
GeographyDescribes a dimension that contains a geographic hierarchy.

The DimensionType property of the Dimension provides client applications with information about the contents of the dimension. For example, a client application may benefit from knowing that one dimension is based on geography, and another dimension is based on time. When accepting user inputs for these dimensions (for example, in the construction of an MDX statement), the client application can use a map-based control for the Geography dimension and a calendar-based control for the Time dimension.

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