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I'm writing an MDX query for SQL server 2008 and are trying to look at the data from a crossjoin of 2 dimensions. There is probably too much data to display the result so I just want to return the top 10 results. How can i do this?

Current Query

select {[Measures].[Measure1], [Measures].[Measure1], [Measures].[Measure1]} on columns, 
crossjoin([Dimension].[Dimension].[Dimension].&[123], [Dimension2].[Dimension2].[Dimension2])  on rows
from [Cube name]

What Should my query look like?
Updated 19-Jul-16 11:14am
Herman<T>.Instance 15-Jan-16 9:45am    
Isn't it so that it has to create the cross join first before it can determine the 1st 10 rows?

1 solution

Use the TopCount()[^] function. Remember, the set must already be ordered using the Order (MDX)[^] function.

    [Measures].[Measure1], [Measures].[Measure1]
    , [Measures].[Measure1]
on columns,
        , [Dimension2].[Dimension2].[Dimension2]
on rows
from [Cube name]
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