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ANY(boolean-expression [CACHE] [dimension ...] )
The Boolean expression to be evaluated
Specifies slightly different internal behavior. Specify this keyword only when the original performance is extrememly slow.
The name of a dimension of the result; or, the name of a relation between one of the dimensions of boolean-expression and another dimension that you want as a dimension of the result.
By default, ANY returns a single
NO value. When you indicate one or more dimensions for the result, ANY tests for
TRUE values along the dimensions that are specified and returns an array of values. Each dimension must be either a dimension of boolean-expression or related to one of its dimensions.
Tip:When you specify a dimension that is not an actual dimension of boolean-expression, but, instead, is dimension that is related to a dimension of boolean-expression and when there is more than one relation between the two dimensions, Oracle OLAP uses the default relation between the dimensions to perform the calculation. (See the RELATION command for more information on default relations.) When you do not want Oracle OLAP to use this default relation, specify the related dimension by specifying the name of a specify relation.
ANY is affected by the NASKIP option. When NASKIP is set to
YES (the default), ANY ignores
NA values and returns
YES when any of the values of the expression that are not
TRUE and returns
NO when none of the values are
TRUE. When NASKIP is set to
NO, ANY returns
NA when any value of the expression is
NA. When all the values of the expression are
NA, ANY returns
NA for either setting of NASKIP.
When boolean-expression is dimensioned by a dimension with a type of DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, or YEAR, you can specify any other dimension of this type as a related dimension. Oracle OLAP uses the implicit relation between these dimensions. To control the mapping of one of these dimension to another (for example, from weeks to months), you can define an explicit relation between the dimensions and specify the name of the relation as the dimension argument to the ANY function.
For each time period in the related dimension, Oracle OLAP tests the data values for all the source time periods that end in the target time period. This method is used regardless of which dimension has the more aggregate time periods.
Suppose you want to find out which districts had at least one month with sales greater than $150,000 for sportswear. You use the ANY function to determine whether the Boolean expression (
sales GT 150000) is
TRUE for any month. To have the result dimensioned by
district as the second argument in the ANY function.
LIMIT product TO 'SPORTSWEAR' REPORT HEADING 'High Sales' ANY(sales GT 150000, district)
The preceding statements produce the following output.
DISTRICT High Sales -------------- ---------- Boston NO Atlanta YES Chicago NO Dallas YES Denver NO Seattle NO
You might also want to find out which regions had at least one month in which at least one district had sportswear sales greater than $150,000. Since the
region dimension is related to the
district dimension, you can specify
region instead of
district as a dimension for the results of ANY.
report heading 'High Sales' any(sales gt 150000, region)
REGION High Sales -------------- ---------- East YES Central YES west NO