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Pro Oracle SQL, Second Edition by Jared Still, Riyaj Shamsudeen, Robyn Sands, Kerry Osborne, Karen Morton

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CHAPTER 8

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Analytic Functions

The use of analytic functions, also known as windowing functions, is often overlooked even though they’ve been around since Oracle 8i. Perhaps because the primary documentation for these functions is found in the Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html), they are often thought useful only in data warehousing SQL. In the previous chapter, we examined how advanced grouping techniques can be used to accomplish so much that you may be wondering why you need to bother with analytic functions. Well, just like really good carpenters have numerous tools in ...

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