@silent() function

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Hi everybody.
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:

@silent (Category)
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.


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