[Mondrian] Aliases issue

Matt Campbell mcampbell at pentaho.com
Wed Oct 7 08:05:56 EDT 2015

Hi Yury,

That's not a bug.

The {} function requires a tuple set expression, but the Aggregate() function returns a numeric.  You can't embed Aggregate() as if it were a tuple expression.  Your second query defines a calculated member which has the value of that numeric expression.  As a member, it can be placed inside of a {}.

You might wonder why Mondrian can't convert the numeric expression to automatically be a tuple expression, since the two queries seem so similar.  Mondrian can't just guess which hierarchy the expression should be applied to, however, and that choice can have important consequences.  This behavior is consistent with other OLAP engines like Analysis Services.


From: mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org [mailto:mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org] On Behalf Of Yury Bakhmutski
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:58 AM
To: mondrian at pentaho.org
Subject: [Mondrian] FW: Aliases issue

Hi, All!

I'm investigating http://jira.pentaho.com/browse/MONDRIAN-472 and found out strange behavior:

 {([Measures].[Store Cost],[Store].[All Stores].[USA].[OR])} on AXIS(0),
{ AGGREGATE(TOPCOUNT({[Product].[Product Name].MEMBERS}, 10, [Measures].[Unit Sales]))} on AXIS(1)
from [Sales]

throws an exception: ... Caused by: mondrian.olap.MondrianException: Mondrian Error:No function matches signature '{<Numeric Expression>}'


MEMBER [Product].[10 Top Unit Sales] AS
'AGGREGATE(TOPCOUNT({[Product].[Product Name].MEMBERS}, 10, [Measures].[Unit Sales]))'
 {([Measures].[Store Cost],[Store].[All Stores].[USA].[OR])} on AXIS(0),
{[Product].[10 Top Unit Sales]} on AXIS(1)
from [Sales]

is executed successfully.

Is it a bug?

Thanks, Yury.

Best Regards,
Yury Bakhmutski
Software Engineer

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