Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year

I know, that I'm a little bit late, but I'd like to say 'Happy New Year' to everyone who reads my blog. As a proverb says "better late than never" ;-)
I was on vacation and was hurring on the last day not to be late for the flight departure.
Now looking at holidays in the retrospective view I liked the most the following (taken from Russian forum) out of all funny queries on New Year's theme:
SQL> WITH
2 q AS (
3 SELECT
4 25-(trunc(ROWNUM/5)+1)*3 + MOD(-ROWNUM,5)*2 num
5 FROM dual
6 CONNECT BY LEVEL<=20
7 )
8 SELECT
9 substr(TRANSLATE(dbms_random.VALUE || dbms_random.VALUE, '0123456789.', '* *'), 1, num)||
10 lpad('/',(MAX(num) over ()-num+1),'/')||lpad('\',(MAX(num) over ()-num+1),'\')||
11 substr(TRANSLATE(dbms_random.VALUE || dbms_random.VALUE, '0123456789.', '* *'), 1, num) new_years_tree
12 FROM q
13 /

NEW_YEARS_TREE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* * * * /\ * * * ** *
** * * * ///\\\ * *
* * * * /////\\\\\ ** *
** * *///////\\\\\\\ * *
** * * //\\ * **
* * ***////\\\\ *
* * //////\\\\\\
* * ////////\\\\\\\\* * *
** * * *//////////\\\\\\\\\\ * *
* * * * */////\\\\\ *
* * ///////\\\\\\\* * * *
* /////////\\\\\\\\\ * *
* ///////////\\\\\\\\\\\ * *
* */////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\ *
* * * ////////\\\\\\\\* * *
* ** * //////////\\\\\\\\\\ * *
* ////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\ *
* * //////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ *
*////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ * *
**** *///////////\\\\\\\\\\\ * * *

20 rows selected

SQL>

3 comments:

prodlife said...

Happy new year Volder. It is a pleasure reading you both in your blog and on OTN. I hope to see many more good posts from you in 2008!

Volder said...

prodlife, thanks for reading!

NIC said...

same to you, must say long way to go for me now....

even on otn you helped me many a times, esp with connect by clause