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NLS_INITCAP

Syntax


Purpose

NLS_INITCAP returns char, with the first letter of each word in uppercase, all other letters in lowercase. Words are delimited by white space or characters that are not alphanumeric. The value of 'nlsparam' can have this form:

'NLS_SORT = sort'

where sort is either a linguistic sort sequence or BINARY. The linguistic sort sequence handles special linguistic requirements for case conversions. These requirements can result in a return value of a different length than the char. If you omit 'nlsparam', this function uses the default sort sequence for your session.

Example

SELECT NLS_INITCAP
   ('ijsland', 'NLS_SORT = XDutch') "Capitalized"
   FROM DUAL;

Capital
-------
IJsland

See Also:

Oracle8i National Language Support Guide for information on sort sequences. 


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