A program that you write and that Oracle OLAP checks for by name when an AW ATTACH statement executes. Depending on the value returned by the program, Oracle OLAP executes the code within the program immediately after attaching the analytic workspace. Depending on the statements in the onattach program, the user is granted or denied access to specific objects or sets of object values.For multiwriter attachment, you can use ACQUIRE statements to provide access to individual workspace objects. For read-only and read/write attachment, you can use PERMIT commands that grant or restrict access to individual workspace objects. All of the objects referred to in a given onattach program must exist in the same analytic workspace.


Oracle OLAP checks for other programs when a user attaches a workspace. See "Programs Executed When Attaching Analytic Workspaces" for more information.

Return Value


TRUE when Oracle OLAP has successfully set up and attached the analytic workspace; or FALSE when it has not or when the onattach program has thrown an exception.


You are encouraged to use the normal return values rather than relying on exceptions to create a return value of FALSE.


To define a program with the name ONATTACH use the syntax shown in DEFINE PROGRAM. Code the actual program as a user-defined function with the following argument.



See AW ATTACH for explanations of the attachment modes (that is, READ, WRITE, EXCLUSIVE, and MULTI) and password.


For examples of how attachment programs behave, see Example 10-14, "Startup Programs".