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11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17110-04
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NLS_ISO_CURRENCY

Property Description
Parameter type String
Syntax NLS_ISO_CURRENCY = territory
Default value Derived from NLS_TERRITORY
Modifiable ALTER SESSION
Range of values Any valid NLS_TERRITORY value

NLS_ISO_CURRENCY specifies the string to use as the international currency symbol for the C number format element.

Local currency symbols can be ambiguous. For example, a dollar sign ($) can refer to U.S. dollars or Australian dollars. ISO Specification 4217 1987-07-15 defines unique "international" currency symbols for the currencies of specific territories or countries.

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