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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17118-03
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TO_NCHAR (character)

Syntax

to_nchar_char::=

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Purpose

TO_NCHAR (character) converts a character string, CHAR, VARCHAR2, CLOB, or NCLOB value to the national character set. The value returned is always NVARCHAR2. This function is equivalent to the TRANSLATE ... USING function with a USING clause in the national character set.

Examples

The following example converts VARCHAR2 data from the oe.customers table to the national character set:

SELECT TO_NCHAR(cust_last_name) FROM customers
   WHERE customer_id=103;

TO_NCHAR(CUST_LAST_NAME)
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