|Oracle® OLAP DML Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part Number B10339-02
Note:You can only use this function with dimensions of type DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, or YEAR.You cannot use this function for time dimensions that are implemented as hierarchical dimensions of type TEXT.
A dimension of type DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, or YEAR. When you have explicitly defined your own relation between dimensions of this type, you can use the name of this time relation here.
ENDOF returns the last date of the time period that is first in the current status list of the dwmqy-dimension.
ENDOF is particularly useful when the dimension has a phase that differs from the default or when the time periods are formed from multiple weeks or years. For example, when the dimension has four-week time periods, the ENDOF function identifies the final date of a particular four-week period.
When you display the result returned by ENDOF, the date is formatted according to the date template in the DATEFORMAT option. When the day of the week or the name of the month is used in the date template, the day names specified in the DAYNAMES option and the month names specified in the MONTHNAMES option are used. You can use the result returned by ENDOF anywhere that a DATE value is expected.
You can also use the result where a text value is expected. The date is converted automatically to a text value, using the current template in the DATEFORMAT option to format the text value. When you want to override the current DATEFORMAT template, you can convert the date result to text by using the CONVERT function with a date-format argument.
The STARTOF function, which returns the first date of a time period.
Example 11-26 Finding the Fiscal Year End Date
The following statements define a year dimension (called
taxyear, for a tax year that begins in July), add dimension values for tax years
2000, and produce a report showing the last date of each tax year.
DEFINE taxyear DIMENSION YEAR BEGINNING july VNF 'TY<ffb>' MAINTAIN taxyear ADD '01july98' '01july00' REPORT W 14 ENDOF(taxyear)
These statements produce the following output.
TAXYEAR ENDOF(TAXYEAR) -------------- -------------- TY98 30JUN99 TY99 30JUN00 TY00 30JUN01