Conventions Used in this Document

Table 1 lists the conventions that the Oracle Essbase API Reference uses to make code and examples easier to understand.

Table 1. Syntax and Text Formatting Conventions

ConventionPurposeExample
monospace font Function, structure, file, directory, and environment variables names in textESS_STS_T, ESSAPIW.LIB
italicAnything you replace with a value in syntaxEsbOtlCloseOutline (hOutline)
" "Double quotes enclose text parameters or parameters that include a space
"appName"
SETDEFAULTCALC "CALC ALL";
()Parentheses enclose function parameters, show order of execution for operations
EsbOtlDeleteMember 
(hOutline, hMember);
(a + b) * c
//Comment marker indicates text from // to end of line should be ignored in processing// Gets results
;Statement terminator marks end of commandEXIT;