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

Part Number E17122-05
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EXTLINES

The EXTLINES function extracts lines from a multiline text expression.

Return Value

TEXT or NTEXT

Syntax

EXTLINES(text-expression [start [numlines]])

Parameters

text-expression

A multiline TEXT or NTEXT expression from whose values one or more lines are to be extracted.

start

An INTEGER that represents the line number at which to begin extracting. The position of the first line in text-expression is 1. When you omit this argument, EXTLINES begins with line 1.

numlines

An INTEGER representing the number of lines to be extracted. When you do not specify numlines, or when you specify a number greater than the number of lines from start to the end of text-expression, all the lines from start to the end of text-expression are copied.

Examples

Example 7-85 Extracting One Text Line

This example shows how to extract the second line from a multiline text value in a variable called mktglist. The mktglist variable has the following values.

Salespeople
Products
Services

The statement

SHOW EXTLINES(mktglist 2 1)

produces the following output.

Products