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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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NLS_CHARSET_NAME

Syntax

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Purpose

NLS_CHARSET_NAME returns the name of the character set corresponding to ID number number. The character set name is returned as a VARCHAR2 value in the database character set.

If number is not recognized as a valid character set ID, then this function returns null.

Examples

The following example returns the character set corresponding to character set ID number 2:

SELECT NLS_CHARSET_NAME(2)
  FROM DUAL;

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