**Oracle FastFormula Reference**

Formulas comprise *statements* and *comments*. Statements are instructions telling Oracle FastFormula how to process *constants* and *variables*, which are the basic information units in a formula. The two key types of statement, which describe the formula's calculations, are the Assignment statement and the If statement. These statements can include *expressions*,* *which manipulate constants and variables using *arithmetic operators* and *functions*. The operators and functions you can use and the results they give depend upon the data type of the constants and variables. In If statements, one expression can be compared to another using *comparators* to create a *condition*. Conditions can be combined using *logical operators*.
An example of each of these formula components is identified in the sample formula in . There are rules about how you use each of these components, and these rules are explained in this reference section.

**See Also**

Constants and Variables
Expressions

Arithmetic Operators

Functions

Comments

Statements

Compiling Formulas

Formula Errors