Formula Reporting Overview
When using formulae to retrieve information and data from the OLAP cube, each cell contains a formula rather than the data itself (unlike Grid reports). It is therefore possible to put any value in any cell, and to have fully disjoint reports.
Most formula reports are built primarily using just two XLCubed formulae:
- retrieves the cube value from a specified slice, and will normally reference one or more XL3Member formulae
- returns the caption for a specified member
Formula reports will often be preferred where the required formatting is complex, or where existing 'static' financial reports are being replaced.