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

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LIKENL

The LIKENL option controls whether the LIKE operator recognizes newline characters between lines of a text expression, when deciding whether a text value is like a text pattern. (In the OLAP DML, the representation of a newline character is "\n".)

The LIKENL option applies to the text expressions on either side of the LIKE operator.

Data Type

BOOLEAN

Syntax

LIKENL = {YES|NO}

Parameters

YES

(Default) Specifies that the LIKE operator recognizes newline characters between lines of a text expression.

NO

Specifies that the LIKE operator ignores newline characters between lines of a text expression. Newline characters are ignored in both of the expressions being compared.

Examples

Example 5-42 The Effect of LIKENL

The following statements show the use of the LIKENL option:

  • The statement

    SHOW textvar
    

    produces the following output.

    Hello
    world
    
  • The statements

    LIKENL = YES
    SHOW textvar LIKE '%low%'
    

    produce the following output.

    NO
    
  • The statement

    SHOW '     Hello\nworld' LIKE '%\n%'
    

    produces the following output.

    YES
    
  • The statement

    SHOW 'Hello\nworld' LIKE '%low%'
    

    produces the following output.

    NO
    
  • The statements

    LIKENL = NO
    SHOW textvar LIKE '%low%'
    

    produce the following output.

    YES
    
  • The statement

    SHOW 'Hello\nworld' LIKE '%\n%' 
    

    produces the following output.

    YES
    
  • The statement

    SHOW 'Hello\nworld' LIKE '%low%'
    

    produces the following output.

    YES