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Oracle® OLAP DML Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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EVAL_NUMBER Function

The EVAL_NUMBER function evaluates a numeric expression in an analytic workspace and returns the resulting number.

You can specify the EVAL_NUMBER function in a SELECT from DUAL statement to return a numeric constant defined in an analytic workspace. For more information, see "Selecting from the DUAL Table" in Oracle Database SQL Language Reference.

Note:

You cannot execute this function from within the OLAP Worksheet. You must execute if in a SQL tool such as SQL*Plus.

Syntax

EVAL_NUMBER ( 
          olap_numeric_expression     IN    VARCHAR2)
     RETURN NUMBER;

Parameters

Table B-20 EVAL_NUMBER Function Parameters

Parameter Description

olap_numeric_expression

An OLAP DML expression that evaluates to a number. Refer to Chapter 2, "OLAP DML Expressions".


Example

The following example returns the value of the DECIMALS option in the current analytic workspace. The DECIMALS option controls the number of decimal places that are shown in numeric output. In this example, the value of DECIMALS is 2, which is the default.

SET serveroutput ON
SELECT dbms_aw.eval_number('decimals') "Decimals" FROM dual;
 
  Decimals
----------
         2