ROWIDTONCHAR

Syntax

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Purpose

ROWIDTONCHAR converts a rowid value to NVARCHAR2 datatype. The result of this conversion is always in the national character set and is 18 characters long.

Examples

The following example converts a rowid value to an NVARCHAR2 string:

SELECT LENGTHB( ROWIDTONCHAR(ROWID) ) Length, ROWIDTONCHAR(ROWID) 
   FROM employees
   ORDER BY length; 

    LENGTH ROWIDTONCHAR(ROWID
---------- ------------------
        36 AAAL52AAFAAAABSABD
        36 AAAL52AAFAAAABSABV
. . .