LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS

The LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS option specifies whether or not the status of language dimension can be changed.

Data Type

BOOLEAN

Syntax

LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS= TRUE | FALSE

Arguments

TRUE

Specifies that Oracle OLAP returns an error if a LIMIT statement tries to limit the status of a language dimension.

When a program changes the value the LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS option from FALSE to TRUE, Oracle OLAP resets the status of the language dimension in any attached analytic workspace according to the value of the SESSION_NLS_LANGUAGE option.

FALSE

Sets the status of the language dimension to ALL, and specifies that programs can modify the status of the language dimension using LIMIT.

When a program changes the value the LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS option from TRUE to FALSE, Oracle OLAP resets the status of the language dimension in any attached analytic workspace to ALL.

Examples

Example 18-32 Explicitly Limiting a Language Dimension

Assume that your analytic workspace contains a language dimension named mylangs that has the following definition and values.

DEFINE MYLANGS DIMENSION TEXT
PROPERTY '$DEFAULT_LANGUAGE' -
'AMERICAN'
 
MYLANGS
--------------
FRENCH
AMERICAN
 

Assume also, as shown by the following report, that when you attach the analytic workspace that the status of mylangs is American.

REPORT mylangs

MYLANGS
--------------
AMERICAN
 

As the following code illustrates, you can explicitly change the status of mylangs to French using LIMIT if you first set the value of LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS to FALSE. You cannot use LIMIT against a language dimension when the value of LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS has its default value of TRUE.

" Try to LIMIT mylangs
 
LIMIT  mylangs to 'FRENCH'
ORA-33558: The status or contents of the MYAW3!MYLANGS dimension cannot be changed while the LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS option is set to yes.
 
" Got an error
SHOW LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS
TRUE
 
" Got the error because LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS was TRUE
"Change LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS to FALSE
LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS = FALSE
 
" Try to LIMIT mylangs again
 
LIMIT mylangs TO 'FRENCH'
 
" Check to see if the LIMIT worked. It did
REPORT mylangs
MYLANGS
--------------
FRENCH
 
" Then relock the language 
LOCK_LANGUAGE_DIMS = TRUE