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Question 267



What are the types of calculated columns available?


Choice (4)


Summary, Formula, & Placeholder columns


Summary, Procedure, & Formula columns


Summary, Placeholder, & Procedure column


Procedure, Formula, & Placeholder columns




Define Placeholder Column
  • Summary, Formula & Placeholder columns are the three types of calculated columns.

Summary Column

  • Used for calculating summary information like sum, average etc. on particular columns of a data group.
  • Use a set of oracle aggregate functions.
  • Datatypes of summary column depend on the data type of the source of the summary.

    Following Standard Functions Are Provided by a Summary Column

    • Average
    • Count
    • First
    • Last
    • Maximum
    • Minimum
    • % of Total
    • Sum
    • Variance

Formula Column

  • Allows user-defined computation on the data from of one or more columns.
  • Used to apply some custom logic on input data and return some value.
  • Written using PL/SQL syntax and use PL/SQL function for computation on the data.
  • Value can be character, number, or data and returned value match data type.

Place Holder Column

  • An empty container at design time.
  • Used to hold some value at runtime.
  • Like local or global variables- used in the logic of a formula column or in report triggers.
  • Value can be directly accessible in the report layout.

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