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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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TO_NCHAR (datetime)

Syntax

to_nchar_date::=

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Purpose

TO_NCHAR (datetime) converts a datetime or interval value of DATE, TIMESTAMP, TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE, TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE, INTERVAL MONTH TO YEAR, or INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND data type from the database character set to the national character set.

Examples

The following example converts the order_date of all orders whose status is 9 to the national character set:

SELECT TO_NCHAR(ORDER_DATE) AS order_date
   FROM ORDERS
   WHERE ORDER_STATUS > 9
   ORDER BY order_date;

ORDER_DATE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
06-DEC-99 02.22.34.225609 PM
13-SEP-99 10.19.00.654279 AM
14-SEP-99 09.53.40.223345 AM
26-JUN-00 10.19.43.190089 PM
27-JUN-00 09.53.32.335522 PM