The MODEL Clause
The MODEL clause introduced in Oracle Database version 10g provides an elegant method to replace the spreadsheet. With the MODEL clause, it is possible to use powerful features such as aggregation, parallelism, and multidimensional, multivariate analysis in SQL statements. If you enjoy working with Excel spreadsheets to calculate formulas, you will enjoy working with the MODEL clause, too.
With the MODEL clause, you build matrixes (or a model) of data with a variable number of dimensions. The model uses a subset of the available columns from the tables in your FROM clause and has to contain at least one dimension, at ...