[Mondrian] #null member

Julian Hyde julianhyde at speakeasy.net
Sat Jun 23 15:28:09 EDT 2007

I wonder if we can solve a more general problem: allow people to specify
a SQL expression for the name of a member. Right now, a member can have
different columns as the key and the name. If mondrian allowed SQL
expressions for the name, then you could write NVL(key_column,
'Missing') as the name expression.
It's possible that this already works - give it a try.


From: mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org [mailto:mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org]
On Behalf Of Matt Campbell
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 12:37 PM
To: Mondrian developer mailing list
Subject: [Mondrian] #null member

We have dimension tables which will include a row with null for the
member value.  These members end up getting represented in Mondrian as
'#null'.  For various reasons we can't change how this member is
represented in the database table.  Ideally we would like to set how
this gets displayed to give a more user friendly value, like 'Missing'.

How would people feel about allowing a configurable representation of

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