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Problem with Quarter To Date function

Problem with Quarter To Date function

Problem with Quarter To Date function


I am trying to return a query that will return just one cell showing the Quarter to Date revenue for the current quarter.

I have defined a QTD Revenue calculated member and am then trying to return its value by referring to it in a subsequent MDX select query.  Exact code used is shown below:

   MEMBER [Measures].[QTD - Revenue] AS
  iif([Date].[Fiscal Calendar].Currentmember.Level.Ordinal = 0,([Measures].[Revenue]),
SUM(QTD([Date].[Fiscal Calendar].Quarter.Level),[Measures].[Revenue]))
   {[Measures].[QTD - Revenue]} ON COLUMNS
FROM [Company Sales Cube]

Hopefully it will be apparent that I am trying to create a calculated member for QTD Revenue that sums the Revenue at the quarter level using the syntax:
SUM( QTD (Quarter Level,  Measure))

The hierachy of the date dimension has a standard day - month - quarter - year structure.
However the query when run is returning a massive figure and that is because it must be summing up Quarter to date from the very first quarter that exists within the cube up to today's date.

A Calculated Measure [YTD - Revenue] has already been written by someone else that appears to return the correct result when selected providing I add the current year [08/09] in the where clause.

I am very new to MDX and I am a bit stuck as to how to return just the Current Quarter's Quarter to Date figure.

If it helps the cube already has a named set defined called Current Quarter but I am not sure how to use it to filter my query result set or even if this is possible.

Any ideas on this?  Is there may be a better way I can return in MDX just one cell value that is equal to revenue from the start of the quarter.



RE: Problem with Quarter To Date function

Ok I think I may have resolved this myself...    I have come up with this query to return a Quarter to Date measure.


   MEMBER [Measures].[QTD - Days - Worked] AS
   'Sum(PeriodsToDate([Date].[Fiscal Calendar].[Fiscal Quarter]),[Measures].[Days - Worked])'


   ([Measures].[QTD - Days - Worked],[Current Quarter]) ON COLUMNS
   FROM [Wallchart Analysis]

If I have done some utterly ridiculous and you think this will return the wrong value then please let me know -
or if anyone has any tips/ good practise ?  

RE: Problem with Quarter To Date function

Actually doesn't appear to be giving me the right results - appears to be summing future dates as well..

Oh no!  Help anyone ?


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