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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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CHARTOROWID

Syntax

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Purpose

CHARTOROWID converts a value from CHAR, VARCHAR2, NCHAR, or NVARCHAR2 datatype to ROWID datatype.

This function does not support CLOB data directly. However, CLOBs can be passed in as arguments through implicit data conversion.

See Also:

"Datatype Comparison Rules" for more information.

Examples

The following example converts a character rowid representation to a rowid. (The actual rowid is different for each database instance.)

SELECT last_name FROM employees
   WHERE ROWID = CHARTOROWID('AAAFd1AAFAAAABSAA/');
 
LAST_NAME
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