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Oracle® OLAP DML Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17122-05
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NLS_CHARSET_ID

The NLS_CHARSET_ID function returns the character set identification number corresponding to a specified character set name.

See also:

NLS_CHARSET_NAME

Return Value

INTEGER when you specify a valid value for the name of the character set, a number; otherwise NA.

Syntax

NLS_CHARSET_ID (charset_name)

Parameters

charset_name

A VARCHAR2 text expression that is a valid character set name or one of the following values:

  • CHAR_CS which specifies that the function return the database character set identification number of the server.

  • NCHAR_CS which specifies that the function return the national character set id number of the server.

See:

Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for a list of character set names.