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ASCIISTR

Syntax

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Description of the illustration asciistr.gif

Purpose

ASCIISTR takes as its argument a string, or an expression that resolves to a string, in any character set and returns an ASCII version of the string in the database character set. Non-ASCII characters are converted to the form \xxxx, where xxxx represents a UTF-16 code unit.

See Also:

Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for information on Unicode character sets and character semantics

Examples

The following example returns the ASCII string equivalent of the text string "ABÄCDE":

SELECT ASCIISTR('ABÄCDE') FROM DUAL;

ASCIISTR('
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AB\00C4CDE