System and method for providing a cross dimension enable calculation and of a cross dimension in a data access enable online - analytical processing - environment (on - line analytical processing = olap)
A system for generating a value for a first attribute includes a database having one or more dimensions that each include one or more members. The database includes one or more storage locations that are each associated with one member from each dimension in a set of one or more of the dimensions. A server evaluates an expression including at least one second attribute that depends on a set of one or more of the dimensions, the expression mapping at least one member of a first dimension on which the first attribute depends to at least one member of a second dimension on which the second attribute depends. The value for the first attribute is generated according to the expression. The server and database may operate in an on-line analytical processing (OLAP) environment.