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

Part Number E17122-05
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NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS

The NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS option specifies the decimal marker and thousands group marker for the session. NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS affects the display of numeric data and the setting of the OLAP DML THOUSANDSCHAR option, the DECIMALCHAR option, or both.

Within a session, you can dynamically modify the value of this option using the OLAP DML syntax show below or by using the SQL statement ALTER SESSION SET option = value.  

Data Type

TEXT

Syntax

NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS = option-value

Parameters

See Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for more information about NLS initialization parameters.

Examples

Example 5-77 Changing the Decimal Marker to a Comma

The following statement changes the decimal marker to a comma, and the thousands marker to a space.

NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS = ', '

The result of the following statement

show 1234.56

is now

1 234,56