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Returns the member that is a specified number of positions prior to a specified member along the dimension of the member.


«Member».Lag(«Numeric Expression»)


Member positions in the dimension are determined by the dimension's natural order. The numbering of the positions is zero-based.

If «Numeric Expression» is zero, «Member» is returned. If «Numeric Expression» is negative, a subsequent member is returned.

Lag(1) is equivalent to PrevMember. Lag(-1) is equivalent to NextMember.

The «Member».Lead function is similar, except that it looks in the opposite direction. Lag(n) is equivalent to Lead(-n).


If the levels in the Time dimension include Year and Month, the following example returns [1994].November: