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

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JOINLINES

The JOINLINES function joins the values of two or more expressions into a single multiline textual value. When multiline text values are joined, all the lines of the first expression appear first, followed by all the lines of the second expression, and so forth. Normally the arguments for JOINLINES are text values, but they can have other data types.

Return Value

TEXT or NTEXT

When all arguments are TEXT values, the return value is TEXT. When all arguments are NTEXT values, the return value is NTEXT. When the arguments include both TEXT and NTEXT values, the function converts all TEXT values to NTEXT before performing the function operation, and the return value is NTEXT.

Syntax

JOINLINES(first-expression next-expression...)

Arguments

first-expression

An expression to which JOINLINES adds next-expression. When the expression has a data type other than TEXT or NTEXT, JOINLINES converts it to TEXT. JOINLINES ignores any arguments that have a value of NA.

next-expression...

One or more expressions to join with first-expression. When an expression you want to concatenate has a data type other than TEXT, JOINLINES converts it to TEXT. JOINLINES ignores any arguments that have a value of NA.

Examples

Example 7-138 Joining the Lines of Two Text Expressions

This example shows how to make a new list by adding the value Regions to the end of a variable called mktglist.

mktglist has the following initial values.

Salespeople
Products
Services

The statement

newlist = JOINLINES(mktglist 'Regions')

assigns the following to newlist.

Salespeople
Products
Services
Regions