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

Part Number E17122-05
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COPYDFN

The COPYDFN program defines a new object in the analytical workspace and uses the same definition as a specified object in the current workspace or in an attached workspace.

COPYDFN copies the DEFINE, LD, and PROPERTY lines for any type of object, and it copies the formula (EQ) of a formula object, and the value name format (VNF) of a dimension of type DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, or YEAR. COPYDFN also copies the text of a program or model. COPYDFN does not copy the PERMIT lines for any object, and it does not copy the compiled code of a formula, program, or model.

Syntax

COPYDFN newobject oldobject

Parameters

newobject

The name of the new object to define.

oldobject

The name of the object whose definition you want to copy.

Examples

Example 9-74 Copying Programs

The following statements use COPYDFN to create a program, called newprog, which is a copy of an existing one called oldprog. You could then edit newprog to create a slightly different program. The oldprog program has the following definition.

DEFINE oldprog PROGRAM
LD Shows total sales for the top five months from high to low
PROGRAM
LIMIT district TO 'BOSTON'
LIMIT month TO TOP 5 BASEDON TOTAL(sales, month)
REPORT TOTAL(sales, month)
END

The statements

COPYDFN newprog oldprog
DESCRIBE newprog

produce the following definition for newprog.

DEFINE newprog PROGRAM
LD Shows total sales for the top five months from high to low
PROGRAM
LIMIT district TO 'BOSTON'
LIMIT month TO TOP 5 BASEDON TOTAL(sales, month)
REPORT TOTAL(sales, month)
END