This function returns a count of the number of members
in the dimension. This function is designed specifically to allow
you to count how many members exist within a specified dimension,
in a specified database.
The function has the following syntax:
Explained below are the 2 parameters that have to
be provided when building this function.
- Database : Enter the name of the database which
has the dimension and that you want to access / enter the cell
reference which has the name of this Database.
- Dimension : Enter the name of the dimension
which exists in this database mentioned above and is the dimension
whose member you want to access to perform a count for the same
/ instead enter the cell reference which has the name of such
- If a connection is not established with a database
the result will be a #value.
- The dimension must exist within this database
and it should be referenced by the accurate and exact name.
- These arguments are compulsory and neither
argument is optional.
This function may be easier to understand with an
- In order to build this function with more ease,
open the specific database and bring a slice from that database
into Excel. In this way you will have connected to PowerOLAP because
you now have the OLAPOpen formula automatically on your sheet
when you bring a slice of the cube into Excel.
- In Excel, use the menu: Insert -> Function
and select PowerOLAP from the drop down list.
- Choose the OLAPMemberCount function from the
list of functions provided and click "Ok".
- When building the formula enter the cell range
for the database name and the dimension name. If you don't want
to manually enter the member you can use another function called
OLAPDimension in order to get this value and then use that cell
as a reference for a formula.
- In the following example B1 is the cell that
holds the database name, B5 is the name of the dimension from
which the member names will be accessed, and the members will
be counted to return a total number of members in this dimension.
The above formula returns a value = "18"
which signifies that in the database "Acuity" (B1), in the
dimension Time (Periods) (B5), the count for the total number of members
in this dimension is 18, which is the value returned by the function
as displayed above.