The latest version of QM introduced the “meta” functions for inspecting item and category information about calculated cells. They are very useful.
Among them I have found a @silent() function. The help gives the following description:
Permutes the returned values from other meta functions for each item along the specified category.
Category:Category to permute with
Sorry, but I could not figure out what this function achieves.
Mike: may you please shed some light?
Hello Luca – thank you for posting:
I had to check with engineering on this one. 🙂 Its basically a way to return a single item multiple times along a different dimension… without the other dimensions values being part of what is returned. We had this in 3.6 but it was just using (categoryName). The @silent works better with the new meta functions you refer to.
The attached model may help.