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Sorting the list of attributes (not members) of a dimension

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi there,

Any solution with SSAS 2008 R2 for that problem?


"It looks very simple, but I cannot find how to order the list of attributes in a dimension. Let's say I have a dimension Item with two attributes:

- Code
- Description

and I want the Description to appear first. By default it's using the alphabetical ordering but can I change that ?"

It works fine with measures. In BIDS, CubeDesigner, there is are up und down buttons in order to move measures up or down. In the attribute pane, these buttons are inactive.

any help?


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