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DIVIDEBYZERO = YES|NO
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.
(Default) Disallows division by zero. A statement involving division by zero will stop executing and produce an error message.
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.