This function returns the name of the nth
property group for this dimension in the specified database.
The OLAPPropertyGroup function is designed specifically
to allow you to view the name for the property group / groups that
are created within a specified dimension within a specified database.
This function returns the property group name that is specified by
the PowerOLAP user within the Modeler when editing or creating a dimension.
The function has the following syntax:
(database, dimension, n)
Explained below are the 3 parameters that have to
be provided when building this function.
- Database : Enter the name of the database which
has the dimension and property group that you want to access /
enter the cell reference which has the name of this Database.
- Dimension : Enter the name of the dimension
in the above mentioned database which has the Property Group whose
name you want to access / enter the cell reference which has the
name of such a dimension.
- N : Enter the index number for the property
group in the above mentioned dimension of the specified database
/ enter the cell reference which has this index as a value.
- If a connection is not established with a database
the result will be a #value.
- The value for parameter "n" must
be a positive real integer and should correspond to the value
that the function has to return.
- There must be a Property group existing in
the database mentioned in "Database" parameter above.
- All arguments are compulsory and neither argument
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 OLAPPropertyGroup function from
the list of functions provided and click "Ok".
- When building the formula enter the cell range
for the database name, the dimension name and type in the index
for the Property group.
- In the following example B1 is the cell that
holds the database name, B3 is the cell that holds the dimension
name, and the number 1 is the index of the Property group then
name of which will be returned by the formula.
The above formula returns a value = " PropValue"
which is the value for the Property Group at the index 1(n) in the
database "Acuity" (B1) in the dimension "AP_Trans_Measures"