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Snippet Name: TO_NCHAR

Description: Converts a character string, CHAR, VARCHAR2, CLOB, or NCLOB value to the national character set. (Typically a a DATE or TIMESTAMP value.)

The value returned is always NVARCHAR2. This function is equivalent to the TRANSLATE ... USING function with a USING clause in the national character set.

Also see:
» Add PSOUG Search to SQL Developer
» Converting Rows to Columns
» UNISTR
» TRANSLATE
» TO_YMINTERVAL
» TO_TIMESTAMP_TZ
» TO_TIMESTAMP
» TO_SINGLE_BYTE
» TO_NUMBER
» TO_NCLOB
» TO_MULTI_BYTE
» TO_LOB
» TO_DSINTERVAL
» TO_DATE
» TO_CLOB
» TO_CHAR
» TO_BINARY_FLOAT
» TO_BINARY_DOUBLE
» TIMESTAMP_TO_SCN
» SCN_TO_TIMESTAMP
» ROWIDTONCHAR
» ROWIDTOCHAR
» REFTOHEX
» RAWTONHEX
» RAWTOHEX
» NUMTOYMINTERVAL
» NUMTODSINTERVAL
» HEXTORAW
» DECOMPOSE
» CONVERT

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Language: PL/SQL
Highlight Mode: PLSQL
Last Modified: March 05th, 2009

TO_NCHAR(<date_string | INTERVAL | CLOB | number>,
<format mask>, <NLS_PARAMETER>) RETURN NCHAR
 
-- converts VARCHAR2 data from the oe.customers table to 
-- the national character set:
 
SELECT TO_NCHAR(cust_last_name) FROM customers
   WHERE customer_id=103;
 
TO_NCHAR(CUST_LAST_NAME)
--------------------------------------------------
Taylor
 
-- also:
 
SELECT TO_NCHAR(order_date)
FROM orders
WHERE order_status > 9;


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