[Mondrian] MDX issue : complex scenario for filtering

jeff.s.wright at thomsonreuters.com jeff.s.wright at thomsonreuters.com
Thu Sep 23 07:37:48 EDT 2010

I meant a separate dimension for Hour (time of day). That should allow you to filter all records from 2-3h AM or 5h-7h PM.




From: mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org [mailto:mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org] On Behalf Of Jônatas Wingeter Rodrigues
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 5:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [Mondrian] MDX issue : complex scenario for filtering


Hi Jeff

Thank you for the answer.

I have already tested the property to try to ignore invalid members, but it didn't work for non existing object.

What exactly do you meant in separate dimensions for day? Today, Day is a Level in the Hiearchy Time. 

I wait your feedback and the others.



2010/9/22 <jeff.s.wright at thomsonreuters.com>

1) Look at property mondrian.rolap.ignoreInvalidMembersDuringQuery and see if that helps


2) Consider modeling time of day as a separate dim rather part of the time dimension




From: mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org [mailto:mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org] On Behalf Of Jônatas Wingeter Rodrigues
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:04 PM
To: mondrian at pentaho.org
Subject: [Mondrian] MDX issue : complex scenario for filtering


Hi all,

I'm new here and I'm starting with a complex scenario. Of course, I hope to help guys here instead to be just a listener.


I have a cube in 3 dimensions: Network element, Time and KPI (Measure). We have been used MDX to make queries to this
cube using a MDX parser API (which uses Olap4j under the table). This parser is a Fluent Interface responsible to facilitate
the query generation through a concise and simple API.

As well, I need to implement filtering, which includes: Filter by Element, Measure and Time.
I've been blocked on Time issue. I can't understand completely the Time filtering in MDX.

1) : operator.

When I try to run this query:
WITH MEMBER [Time].[Filter] AS
The mondrian throws an exception of: object member not found (in this case, the 2006 object).
I would like to know how to ignore this. I want to make filtering crossing many times and not necessary all the time objects
shall be there. Ex: 2006 -> OK, 2007 -> Missing - 2008 -> OK, 2009 -> OK. If I make the filtering between 2006 and 2009,
mondrian throws such error. What is the best way to avoid this? Try to disable member validation or change the query?

2) Parallel period:

As I checked in documentation, the function parallel allows to gather member that are cousin among them.
I would like to make a filter on a set of elements in my cube, just by selecting some hours of day (Ex: 2-3h AM, 5h-7h PM)
crossing the entire Time members, which means: get the network elements whose have records in such hours, in all days, between a start and end date.
The hierarchy of Time permits to get down from Year to Hour: Year, Month, Week, Day, Hour.

These 2 things are my big problems. I have been facing these things during these last 2 weeks, and I didn't figure out a good solution.
I have tried aggregate, PeriodsDate, YTD, unsuccessfully.

I hope that some of you can help me on this challenger.

Since know, I thank you only to be patient on this long reading.



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