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OPENINGPERIOD

Returns the first descendent member of the given level, at the same level as the given member. This function is intended primarily for use with time levels.

Returned Type

This function returns a member.

Syntax and Details

OPENINGPERIOD(ancestor_level,member_expression)

Where:

  • ancestor_level is an expression that returns a level. For example:

    [dimension_name].[hierarchy_name].[level_name]
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    This level must be the parent level of member_expression or an ancestor of that member.

  • member_expression is an expression that returns a member.

    This expression cannot refer to a measure.

Given a level and a member, this function returns the first member that is a descendent of the given level and that is at the same level as member.

Example

The following query displays the opening quarter for the year that includes Q3 2003:

SELECT MEASURES.[%COUNT] ON 0, OPENINGPERIOD(birthd.year,birthd.[Q3 2003]) ON 1 FROM patients
 
                             Patient Count
Q1 2003                                  35
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In contrast, the following query displays the opening quarter for the decade that includes Q3 2003:

SELECT MEASURES.[%COUNT] ON 0, OPENINGPERIOD(birthd.decade,birthd.[Q3 2003]) ON 1 FROM patients
 
                             Patient Count
Q1 2000                                  33
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