Querying a Standard Form Analytic Workspace - OLAP

Standard form enables you to discover the names of logical objects and the names of the physical workspace objects that implement the logical model.

Querying the Standard Form Catalogs

You can acquire information about an analytic workspace by querying its standard form catalogs. These catalogs are implemented as dimensions, variables, relations, and valuesets in the analytic workspace. Some of these objects are in the CATALOGS class, and others are in the EXTENSIONS class.

The ALL_OBJECTS dimension is a catalog that contains the names of all logical objects. ALL_OBJECTS is a concat dimension, that is, it is a concatenated list of the members of other simple dimensions. Separate dimensions for each logical object type contain the names of logical objects, for example, the ALL_HIERARCHIES dimension contains the names of all hierarchies, and the ALL_LEVELS dimension contains the names of all levels. You can query these dimensions to discover the logical model implemented by an analytic workspace.
For example, the following command displays the names of all measures in the analytic workspace.

ALL_OBJECTS and its simple dimensions (such as ALL_LEVELS) are used in dimensional catalogs that are implemented as variables, relations, and valuesets.

Querying Properties

By querying the standard form properties attached to workspace objects, you can discover the relationship between the logical model and the physical objects that implement the model.

You can query the properties on a particular object, or limit the NAME dimension to objects with particular properties or property values. The NAME dimension contains the names of all objects in an analytic workspace. By limiting the status of the NAME dimension, you can limit the scope of commands that otherwise act on all objects.

All objects have the following properties, which are described in Table

The following commands show how you can use the AW$ROLE property to discover the names of measuredef objects:

The FULLDSC command lists all the properties and their values:

Or you can use the OBJ function to get the value of a specific property:


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