Friday, 2 March 2012

Updated Notepad++ Styles (plus MDX style)

I have made slight tweaks to my Notepad++ styles over time and wanted to share the latest version. In addition I have also created an MDX style but have not tested it significantly yet as I don't write much complex MDX.

I have found the CalcScript user style extremely useful of late as I had to debug some (over) complicated IF statements and ended up finding that they were not doing what was expected due to things like missing ENDIFs and IFs instead of ELSEIF statements which Essbase doesn't necessarily pick up (at compile time or run time). Since Notepad++ allows you to set up collapsible sections (e.g. between IF and ENDIF) it makes it much easier to navigate.

As before, the easiest way to install them is to do the following:
  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select User Defined Dialogue
  3. Click Import button
  4. Browse to and open the downloaded xml file (do this for each, one at a time)
Click below to download:

CalcScript User Defined Style: CalcScript.xml
MAXL User Defined Style: MAXL.xml
MDX User Defined Style: MDX.xml


  1. Thank you! That was nice of you to share

  2. Would be useful if the mdx.xml file would still work ! :/

  3. Would be useful if the mdx.xml file would still work ! :/

  4. Thanks for the heads up, I recently got rid of an old domain where my files were stored. Updated now.

  5. Oh, a step-by-step explanation, I like it. I used Notepad ++ Until my colleague from the neighboring department advised me
    on the way open .txt file using not accustomed to but universal file viewer program. So very nice tool,
    I do this generally by using universal viewer and not only analyzing javascript but more than 250 file extensions and will be able to open now.


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