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12c Release 1 (12.1)

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ROWIDTOCHAR

Syntax

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Purpose

ROWIDTOCHAR converts a rowid value to VARCHAR2 data type. The result of this conversion is always 18 characters long.

Examples

The following example converts a rowid value in the employees table to a character value. (Results vary for each build of the sample database.)

SELECT ROWID FROM employees 
   WHERE ROWIDTOCHAR(ROWID) LIKE '%JAAB%'
   ORDER BY ROWID;

ROWID
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AAAFfIAAFAAAABSAAb