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FormatString Element (ASSL)

Describes the display format for a CalculationProperty element or a Measure element.

<CalculationProperty> <!-- or Measure -->

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value



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

Relationship Element

Parent elements

CalculationProperty, Measure

Child elements


The FormatString property contains a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression. In the case of CalculationProperty elements, it applies to elements with a CalculationType of Member or Cells.

The elements that correspond to the parents of FormatString in the Analysis Management Objects (AMO) object model are CalculationProperty and Measure.