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

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The NAFILL function returns the values of the source expression with any NA values replaced with the specified fill expression.

Return Value

The value returned is the same data type as source-expression. When the fill and source expressions do not have the same data type, Oracle OLAP converts the fill expression to the data type of the source expression when possible. Otherwise, an error is produced. When both the source and fill expressions equal NA, then NAFILL returns NA.


NAFILL(source-expression fill-expression)



The expression being evaluated. For values of source-expression that do not equal NA, NAFILL returns the corresponding values of source-expression. Source-expression determines the dimensions and data type of the result.


The expression to be substituted in the return value. Fill-expression must have the same data type as source-expression. Fill-expression is only evaluated for values of source-expression that equal NA.

Usage Notes

Functions in the Fill Expression

You can use any functions in the fill expression if they return the same data type as the source expression.

NATRIGGER Takes Precedence Over NAFILL

Oracle OLAP evaluates an $NATRIGGER property expression before applying the NAFILL function. When the $NATRIGGER expression is NA, then the NAFILL function has an effect.


Example 8-32 Filling NA Values with Zeros

Suppose you have NA values in the variable sales and you want to calculate an average that counts those values as zeros. Ordinarily, AVERAGE ignores NA values and does not count them in the number of values being averaged. You can use NAFILL inside the AVERAGE function to temporarily treat those values as zeros so the NA values count in calculating the average.