InterSystems MDX Reference
POWER


Returns the given numeric value raised to the power of the second argument.
This function returns a
number.
POWER(numeric_expression,power)


Typically, this expression is an integer.
If you use a decimal value less than 1, be sure to start the number with 0. For example:
0.5
The first example shows the
%COUNT measure raised to the third power:
SELECT POWER(MEASURES.[%COUNT],3) ON 0 FROM patients
POWER
1,000,000,000,000
The next example uses the
%LABEL function to apply a more detailed caption:
SELECT %LABEL(POWER(MEASURES.[%COUNT],3),"PAT CNT^3") ON 0 FROM patients
PAT CNT^3
1,000,000,000,000
The following example shows a fractional power:
SELECT POWER(MEASURES.[%COUNT],0.5) ON 0 FROM patients
POWER
100