CubeItemTyperepresents a cube of values like a spatial particle distribution, where the particle position is given by X which is the column, Y the row and Z the depth. In the example of a spatial partical distribution, the value is the particle size. CubeItemTypeis formally defined in Table 12.
Table 12– CubeItemType definition
Attribute 
Value 

BrowseName 
CubeItemType 

IsAbstract 
False 

ValueRank 
3 (3 = three dimensional array) 

DataType 
BaseDataType 

References 
NodeClass 
BrowseName 
DataType 
TypeDefinition 
ModellingRule 
Subtype of the ArrayItemType defined in 5.3.4.1 







HasProperty 
Variable 
XAxisDefinition 
PropertyType 
Mandatory 

HasProperty 
Variable 
YAxisDefinition 
PropertyType 
Mandatory 

HasProperty 
Variable 
ZAxisDefinition 
PropertyType 
Mandatory 
Engineering units and range for the Valueare defined by corresponding Propertiesinherited from the ArrayItemType.
The DataTypeof this VariableTypeis restricted to SByte, Int16, Int32, Int64, Float, Double, ComplexNumberTypeand DoubleComplexNumberType.
The ArrayDimensions Attributefor Variablesof this type or subtypes should use the first entry in the array ([0]) to define the number of columns, the second entry ([1]) to define the number of rows, and the third entry ([2]) define the number of steps in the Z axis, assuming the size of the matrix is not dynamic.
XAxisDefinition Propertyholds the information about the engineering units and range for the XAxis.
YAxisDefinition Propertyholds the information about the engineering units and range for the YAxis.
ZAxisDefinition Propertyholds the information about the engineering units and range for the ZAxis.
The StatusCode SemanticsChangedbit shall be set if any of the InstrumentRange, EURange, EngineeringUnits, Title, XAxisDefinition, YAxisDefinitionor ZAxisDefinition Propertiesare changed (see 5.2for additional information).