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Calaculated dim not showing in Excell 2007

Calaculated dim not showing in Excell 2007

(OP)
Hi,
I have a set of dims; YTD, MTD, etc that are basised on MDX queries.  These do NOT show up in Excell 2007.  But they do show up in Excell 2003 and in the AS Browser.
Any Ideas?
TIA
Jeff

RE: Calaculated dim not showing in Excell 2007

Jeff,

I found this explanation online, hope it helps.

First of all, you need to change PivotTable options to enable the display of calculated members (check PivotTable Tools / Options / Options / Display / Show calculated members from OLAP server). When you do that, you choose to get all calculated members available from a dimension/attribute. Now, if you have 100 calculated members into an attribute, chances are that you want to select only one or two of those members. Unfortunately, Excel 2007 shows you a list of disabled checkbox that cannot be used to select only the members you want.

I found only one workaround to this: use the "Convert to formulas" command into OLAP Tools menu and then delete all unwanted members.

I understand the reason for this behavior: Excel 2007 generates a MDX query using the AddCalculatedMembers function, that returns all calculated members.

Justin
 

RE: Calaculated dim not showing in Excell 2007

(OP)
Thanks!!

The work around is messy from a users stand point though...
Most of my users will never grasp what or why they will need to do that.  sigh.....

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