The PAGESIZE option specifies the size of a page of output. The value of PAGESIZE is the number of output lines to be produced on each page. PAGESIZE is usually used in the initialization section of report programs. The PAGESIZE option is meaningful only when PAGING is set to YES and only for output from statements such as REPORT and LISTNAMES. PAGESIZE also controls the LINELEFT option. When PAGESIZE is changed, Oracle OLAP adjusts LINELEFT accordingly.

See also:

PAGE command, PAGING option, LINESLEFT option

Data Type






An INTEGER expression that specifies the number of output lines on a page; n includes the top and bottom margins (controlled by the TMARGIN and BMARGIN options). The default is 66 lines, which is suitable for printing report output on 8 1/2" by 11" paper.


Usable Output Lines with Standard Heading and Default Settings

When you use the standard heading and the default settings for the PAGESIZE, TMARGIN, and BMARGIN options, the total number of usable output lines is 61.

                              Output Lines
Lines from PAGESIZE                     66
Lines for TMARGIN                      - 2
Lines for the standard heading         - 2
Lines for BMARGIN                      - 1
Lines available for output              61


Eliminating Headings and Page Breaks

You can produce pages with no headings by using the statement PAGEPRG='NONE' or suppress page breaks entirely by using the statement PAGING = NO.

Setting PAGESIZE for a File

To set PAGESIZE for a file, first make the file your current outfile by specifying its name in an OUTFILE statement, then set PAGESIZE to the desired value. The new value remains in effect until you reset it or until you use an OUTFILE statement to direct output to a different outfile. When you direct output to a different outfile, PAGESIZE returns to its default value of 66 for the file.

When you set PAGESIZE for the default outfile, the new value remains in effect until you reset it, regardless of intervening OUTFILE commands that send output to a file. That is, the value of PAGESIZE is automatically saved for the default outfile.


Example 6-87 Printing on Legal Paper

In this example, you want to produce a report that you will print on legal-size paper (8 1/2" by 14"). Include the following statement in the initialization section of your report program.