How to use CUBEKPIMEMBER Function in Excel

Returns a key performance indicator (KPI) property and displays the KPI name in the cell. A KPI is a quantifiable measurement, such as monthly gross profit or quarterly employee turnover, that is used to monitor an organization’s performance.

Syntax: =CUBEKPIMEMBER(connection, kpi_name, kpi_property, )

The CUBEKPIMEMBER function syntax has the following arguments:

  • connection: this is required and represents a text string of the name of the connection to the cube
  • kpi_name: this is also required.  This is a text string of the name of the KPI in the cube
  • kpi_property: again, this is required.  This is the KPI component returned and can be one of the following:
    Integer Enumerated constant Description
    1 KPIValue The actual value
    2 KPIGoal A target value
    3 KPIStatus The state of the KPI at a specific moment in time
    4 KPITrend A measure of the value over time
    5 KPIWeight A relative importance assigned to the KPI
    6 KPICurrentTimeMember

    A temporal context for the KPI

Example: Let’s look at some Excel CUBEKPIMEMBER function examples and explore how to use the CUBEKPIMEMBER function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:



=CUBEKPIMEMBER(“Sales”,”MySalesKPI”, KPIGoal,”Sales KPI Goal”)


  • the CUBEKPIMEMBER function is supported only when the workbook is connected to a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services or later data source
  • when the CUBEKPIMEMBER function evaluates, it temporarily displays a “#GETTING_DATA…” message in the cell before all of the data is retrieved
  • to use the KPI in a calculation, specify the CUBEKPIMEMBER function as a member_expression argument in the CUBEVALUE function
  • if the connection name is not a valid workbook connection that is stored in the workbook, CUBEKPIMEMBER returns an #NAME? error value.  If the Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) server is not running, not available or returns an error message, CUBEKPIMEMBER returns a #NAME? error value
  • CUBEKPIMEMBER returns an #N/A error value when kpi_name or kpi_property is invalid
  • if you specify KPIValue for kpi_property, only kpi_name is displayed in the cell
  • CUBEKPIMEMBER may return an #N/A error value if you reference a session-based object, such as a calculated member or named set, in a PivotTable when sharing a connection, and that PivotTable is deleted or you convert the PivotTable to formulae (on the ‘Options’ tab in the Ribbon, in the ‘Tools’ group, click ‘OLAP Tools’, and then click ‘Convert to Formulas’).

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