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Oracle® OLAP DML Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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BLANK

The BLANK command sends one or more blank lines to the current outfile. BLANK is typically used only in OLAP DML programs. For example, in a report program, BLANK is commonly used to insert blank lines that separate headings from data or that separate groups of data from one another.

Syntax

BLANK [n]

Arguments

n

An INTEGER expression with a value of 0 (zero) or higher, that specifies how many blank lines should be inserted. When you omit n, Oracle OLAP inserts one blank line. NA produces an error.

Examples

Example 9-56 Inserting Blank Lines

This example inserts two blank lines between the title of a report and the column headings. The following lines are from a report program.

LSIZE = 50
HEADING WIDTH LSIZE CENTER 'Quarterly Sales Report'
BLANK 2
ROW WIDTH 20 'Unit Sales' ACROSS month -
   'Jan96' TO 'Mar96': month

The program produces the following output.

              Quarterly Sales Report
 
Unit Sales           Jan96    Feb96    Mar96