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

Part Number E17122-05
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NUMLINES

The NUMLINES function counts the number of lines in each value of a text expression. The result returned by NUMLINES has the same dimensions as the specified expression.

NUMLINES accepts either a TEXT or NTEXT argument. It does not perform an automatic conversion to either data type.

Return Value

INTEGER

Syntax

NUMLINES(text-expression)

Parameters

text-expression

The text expression whose lines are to be counted.

Examples

Example 8-44 Counting the Number of Lines

In this example, you want to determine the number of lines in the multiline text variable LASTNAMES. The LASTNAMES variable has the following values.

Adamson
Jones
Smith
Taylor

The statement

SHOW NUMLINES(lastnames)

produces the following output.

4