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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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DIVIDEBYZERO

The DIVIDEBYZERO option controls the result of division by zero. (Note that division by zero includes raising zero to a negative power; for example, 0 ** -2.)

Data Type

BOOLEAN

Syntax

DIVIDEBYZERO = YES|NO

Arguments

YES

Allows division by zero. A statement involving division by zero will execute without error; however, the result of the division by zero will be NA. When you are dividing by a dimensioned variable or expression, setting DIVIDEBYZERO to YES enables you to get results for most of the expression's values when a few calculations might involve dividing by zero.

NO

(Default) Disallows division by zero. A statement involving division by zero will stop executing and produce an error message.

Examples

Example 6-24 The Effect of DIVIDEBYZERO

This example shows the effect of changing the value of the DIVIDEBYZERO option.

When you execute a SHOW statement, such as the following, without changing the DIVIDEBYZERO option from its default value of NO, Oracle OLAP attempts to divide 100 by 0 and then produces an error message.

SHOW 100 / 0

When you change DIVIDEBYZERO to YES, the same statement executes without error and produces NA as the result of the division. The statements

DIVIDEBYZERO = YES
SHOW 100 / 0

produce the following result.

NA