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Oracle® OLAP Java API Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

B28128-03


oracle.olapi.syntax
Class SyntaxObject

java.lang.Object
  extended by oracle.olapi.syntax.SyntaxObject

Direct Known Subclasses:
AggregateOverClause, AggregationCase, BuildCommand, BuildItem, BuildProcess, BuildSpecification, ConsistentSolveSpecification, DataObject, SymmetricCondition

public abstract class SyntaxObject
extends java.lang.Object

An abstract base class for objects that specify tables or columns in an Oracle Database instance, and that represent selections of data and operations on the data. A SyntaxObject has static methods that construct a SyntaxObject from text in the expression syntax of the Oracle OLAP Java API. The expression syntax of the API is very similar to the SQL expression syntax. A SyntaxObject also has methods that convert the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax.

An application can create a SyntaxObject by using a fromSyntax method. It can also explicity create some subclasses of SyntaxObject by using a constructor method of the subclass or implicitly create other subclasses by using a method that returns a SyntaxObject. For example, the following code creates a StringExpression using a fromSyntax method, another StringExpression using a constructor method, and a Query using a method that returns a Query.

 // mp is the MdmMetadataProvider for the session.
 // The expression syntax requires that a string literal be enclosed
 // in single quotation marks.
 StringExpression exp = (StringExpression)
              SyntaxObject.fromSyntax("'Hello world from syntax.'", mp);
 StringExpression strExp =
              new StringExpression("Hello world using constructor.");
 System.out.println(exp.getValue());
 System.out.println(strExp.getValue());

 // prodTable is the MdmTable for the Products dimension.
 Query query = prodTable.getQuery(); 

The output of the example is the following.

 Hello world from syntax.
 Hello world using constructor.

Method Summary
 boolean equals(SyntaxObject synObject)
          Performs a case-sensitive comparison between the string representation of the specified SyntaxObject and that of this SyntaxObject.
 boolean equals(SyntaxObject synObject, boolean bIgnorecase)
          Compares the string representation of the specified SyntaxObject with that of this SyntaxObject.
static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax, MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider)
          Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax.
static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax, MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider, java.lang.String owner)
          Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax and provides an owner for the SyntaxObject.
static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax, MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider, java.lang.String owner, boolean isForQuery)
          Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, and indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query.
static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax, MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider, java.lang.String owner, boolean isForQuery, java.util.List<Query> queries)
          Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query, and provides the Query objects that are referenced by the expression.
static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax, MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider, java.lang.String owner, boolean isForQuery, java.util.List<Query> queries, XMLParserCallback errorCallback)
          Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax supplied by a Reader, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query, provides the Query objects that are referenced by the expression, and provides an XMLParserCallback.
 boolean isValid()
          Indicates whether the SyntaxObject has any UnresolvedExpression objects associated with it.
 java.lang.String toSyntax()
          Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax.
 java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner)
          Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax and provides the owner of the SyntaxObject.
 void toSyntax(java.lang.StringBuffer buffer, java.lang.String owner, java.util.List<Query> queries)
          Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query objects that are referenced in the SyntaxObject.
 java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner, java.util.List<Query> queries)
          Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query objects that are referenced in the SyntaxObject.
 java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner, Query query)
          Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query that is referenced in the SyntaxObject.
abstract  java.lang.Object visit(SyntaxObjectVisitor visitor, java.lang.Object context)
          Calls the appropriate method of a SyntaxObjectVisitor and passes that method the SyntaxObject and an Object.

 

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

 

Method Detail

visit

public abstract java.lang.Object visit(SyntaxObjectVisitor visitor,
                                       java.lang.Object context)
Calls the appropriate method of a SyntaxObjectVisitor and passes that method the SyntaxObject and an Object.
Parameters:
visitor - A SyntaxObjectVisitor.
context - An Object.
Returns:
The Object returned by the visitClearCommand method.

toSyntax

public final java.lang.String toSyntax()
Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax.
Returns:
A String that contains the expression for the SyntaxObject.

toSyntax

public final java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner)
Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax and provides the owner of the SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema that owns the SyntaxObject.
Returns:
A String that contains the expression for the SyntaxObject.

toSyntax

public final java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner,
                                       Query query)
Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query that is referenced in the SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema that owns the SyntaxObject.
query - The Query that is referenced in the SyntaxObject.
Returns:
A String that contains the expression for the SyntaxObject.

toSyntax

public final java.lang.String toSyntax(java.lang.String owner,
                                       java.util.List<Query> queries)
Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query objects that are referenced in the SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema that owns the SyntaxObject.
queries - A List of Query objects referenced in the SyntaxObject.
Returns:
A String that contains the expression for the SyntaxObject.

toSyntax

public final void toSyntax(java.lang.StringBuffer buffer,
                           java.lang.String owner,
                           java.util.List<Query> queries)
Converts the SyntaxObject into a textual representation in the expression syntax, provides the owner of the SyntaxObject separately, and provides the Query objects that are referenced in the SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
buffer - A StringBuffer that this method uses in parsing the expression.
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema that owns the SyntaxObject.
queries - A List of Query objects referenced in the SyntaxObject.

fromSyntax

public static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax,
                                      MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider)
Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax.
Parameters:
syntax - A String that contains the expression that specifies a SyntaxObject.
metadataProvider - The MdmMetadataProvider for the current session.
Returns:
A SyntaxObject.

fromSyntax

public static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax,
                                      MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider,
                                      java.lang.String owner)
Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax and provides an owner for the SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
syntax - A String that contains the expression that specifies a SyntaxObject.
metadataProvider - The MdmMetadataProvider for the current session.
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema to own the SyntaxObject.
Returns:
A SyntaxObject.

fromSyntax

public static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax,
                                      MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider,
                                      java.lang.String owner,
                                      boolean isForQuery)
Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, and indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query.
Parameters:
syntax - A String that contains the expression that specifies a SyntaxObject.
metadataProvider - The MdmMetadataProvider for the current session.
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema to own the SyntaxObject.
isForQuery - A boolean that indicates whether the expression describes a Query.
Returns:
A SyntaxObject.

fromSyntax

public static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax,
                                      MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider,
                                      java.lang.String owner,
                                      boolean isForQuery,
                                      java.util.List<Query> queries)
                               throws SyntaxException
Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query, and provides the Query objects that are referenced by the expression.
Parameters:
syntax - A String that contains the expression that specifies a SyntaxObject.
metadataProvider - The MdmMetadataProvider for the current session.
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema to own the SyntaxObject.
isForQuery - A boolean that indicates whether the expression describes a Query.
queries - A List of Query objects that are referenced by the expression.
Returns:
A SyntaxObject.
Throws:
SyntaxException

fromSyntax

public static SyntaxObject fromSyntax(java.lang.String syntax,
                                      MdmMetadataProvider metadataProvider,
                                      java.lang.String owner,
                                      boolean isForQuery,
                                      java.util.List<Query> queries,
                                      XMLParserCallback errorCallback)
                               throws SyntaxException
Creates a SyntaxObject from a string in expression syntax supplied by a Reader, provides an owner for the SyntaxObject, indicates whether the SyntaxObject is a Query, provides the Query objects that are referenced by the expression, and provides an XMLParserCallback.
Parameters:
syntax - A String that contains the expression that specifies a SyntaxObject.
metadataProvider - The MdmMetadataProvider for the current session.
owner - A String that is the name of the MdmDatabaseSchema to own the SyntaxObject.
isForQuery - A boolean that indicates whether the expression describes a Query.
queries - A List of Query objects that are referenced by the expression.
errorCallback - A XMLParserCallback that an application can use to process invalid object identifiers.
Returns:
A SyntaxObject.
Throws:
SyntaxException

isValid

public final boolean isValid()
Indicates whether the SyntaxObject has any UnresolvedExpression objects associated with it.
Returns:
A boolean that is true if the SyntaxObject does not have any UnresolvedExpression objects or false if it does.

equals

public final boolean equals(SyntaxObject synObject,
                            boolean bIgnorecase)
Compares the string representation of the specified SyntaxObject with that of this SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
synObject - The SyntaxObject to compare with this one.
bIgnorecase - A boolean that indicates whether or not to ignore case in the comparison. Specify true to ignore case differences or false to consider case.
Returns:
A boolean that is true if the string representations are the same or false if they are not the same.

equals

public final boolean equals(SyntaxObject synObject)
Performs a case-sensitive comparison between the string representation of the specified SyntaxObject and that of this SyntaxObject.
Parameters:
synObject - The SyntaxObject to compare with this one.
Returns:
A boolean that is true if the string representations are the same or false if they are not the same.

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