Calculation Tools (Actions Tab, Cube Designer) (SSAS)

Use the Calculation Tools pane on the Actions tab in Cube Designer to explore metadata, functions, and templates available for use in actions, drillthrough actions, and report actions.

Metadata

Displays the metadata for the selected cube.

Drag a selected element to the Action Form Editor, Drillthrough Action Form Editor, or Report Action Form Editor pane to include the Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) syntax for that element at the selected location in the pane.

Functions

Displays the functions available for expressions and conditions.

Drag a selected element to the Action Form Editor, Drillthrough Action Form Editor, or Report Action Form Editor pane to include the MDX syntax for that element at the selected location in the pane.

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In project mode, the Calculation Tools dialog box reads information for this option from an XML file named MDXFunctions.xml, included with Business Intelligence Development Studio. In online mode, information for this option is retrieved from the MDSCHEMA_FUNCTIONS schema rowset for the instance.

Templates

Displays the predefined templates available for actions.

Drag a selected element to the Action Form Editor, Drillthrough Action Form Editor, or Report Action Form Editor pane to include the MDX syntax for that element at the selected location in the pane.

The following options are available in the context menu displayed by right-clicking an element in the Calculation Tools pane:

Option Definition

Copy

Select to copy the selected element in Metadata or Functions to the Clipboard.

This option is not displayed if Templates is selected.
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This option is disabled if the selected member cannot be copied, such as the Sets folder of a dimension displayed in Metadata or the function group folder for a function displayed in Functions.
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Filter Members

Select to display the Filter Members dialog box and filter members displayed for the selected element in Metadata. For more information about the Filter Members dialog box, see Filter Members Dialog Box (SSAS).

This option is displayed only if Metadata is selected.
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This option is enabled only if a level for an attribute is selected in Metadata.
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Add Template

Select to add a new action, drillthrough action, or report action based on the selected template to the cube and display, respectively, the Action Form Editor, Drillthrough Action Form Editor, or Report Action Form Editor.

This option is displayed only if Metadata is selected.
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