LOAD

The LOAD command loads the definition of a program, formula, or model into memory. It is usually used in startup programs, to save time when a program is first used in a session.

Syntax

LOAD object. . .

Arguments

object. . .

The name of a program, formula, or model.

Notes

Definitions Loaded on First Use

All of the objects in an analytic workspace (except for programs, formulas, and models) are loaded into memory when the analytic workspace is attached. Programs, models, and formulas are loaded into memory when first used or when requested using the LOAD command. The time required for loading is small but perceptible, and an application builder fine-tuning a system might want to preload objects in a startup program so that the application runs up to speed from the beginning of a session.

Effect of Loading Many Objects

Loading too many objects into memory can cause Oracle OLAP to run out of memory when it processes a long statement. It is best to use LOAD sparingly, choosing the objects for maximum effect.

LOAD Does Not Compile Programs

When a program is not compiled, LOAD does not automatically compile it. For best performance, you should always compile the program and save the compiled code by updating your workspace. Then when you load the program in another session (for example, with an AUTOGO program), the program will be ready to run. See the COMPILE command for more information about compilation.

Examples

Example 10-36 Loading Two Programs

The following statement loads the two programs choose.months and sales.rpt.

LOAD choose.months sales.rpt

Example 10-37 Loading All the Programs in an analytic workspace

The following statements load all the programs in the analytic workspace.

LIMIT NAME TO OBJ(TYPE) EQ 'program'
LOAD &VALUES(NAME)