## What is decode in Oracle?

DECODE compares expr to each search value one by one. If expr is equal to a search , then Oracle Database returns the corresponding result . If no match is found, then Oracle returns default . If default is omitted, then Oracle returns null.

## What does @? Mean in Oracle?

Means select not from the local question_answer table, but from the table on the db designated as abcd . The keyword to google for is dblink.

**What is this symbol <> used for in Oracle?**

This chapter discusses the following topics: Character Set. Lexical Units….Delimiters.

Symbol | Meaning |
---|---|

<> | relational operator |

!= | relational operator |

~= | relational operator |

^= | relational operator |

### How do I use decode?

DECODE compares the expression to each search value one by one. If expression is equal to a search, then the corresponding result is returned by the Oracle Database. If a match is not found, then default is returned. If default is omitted, then Oracle returns null.

### What are the 5 oracles?

The Five Oracles

- Dodona.
- Trophonius.
- Erythaea.
- Cumæ
- Delphi.

**What does =: mean in math?**

27. Generally it means “is defined to be equal to.”

#### What is the difference between decode and case?

CASE is a statement while DECODE is a function. CASE can work with logical operators other than ‘=’ : DECODE performs an equality check only. CASE is capable of other logical comparisons such as < ,> ,BETWEEN , LIKE etc.

#### What is the Oracle DECODE function?

The Oracle DECODE function can be confusing to those who have never used it. It’s a useful function for comparing values. Learn more about this function and some examples in this video.

**What is the use of sign function in Oracle?**

The Oracle/PLSQL SIGN function returns a value indicating the sign of a number. The number to test for its sign. If number < 0, then the SIGN function returns -1. If number = 0, then the SIGN function returns 0. If number > 0, then the SIGN function returns 1.

## What type of data type does Oracle decode return string?

If search value, actual expression and the result can be any one of the data types such as char, varchar2, nchar or nvarchar. At that time oracle decode function returned string is varchar2 data types and it is the same character set as the first search result parameter.

## What is the syntax of decode in PLSQL?

Syntax. The syntax for the DECODE function in Oracle/PLSQL is: DECODE( expression , search , result [, search , result]… [, default] ) Parameters or Arguments expression The value to compare. It is automatically converted to the data type of the first search value before comparing. search The value that is compared against expression.