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

Part Number E17118-03
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XMLCAST

Syntax

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Purpose

XMLCast casts value_expression to the scalar SQL data type specified by data type. The value_expression argument is a SQL expression that is evaluated. The data type argument can be of data type NUMBER, VARCHAR2, and any of the datetime data types.

See Also:

Oracle XML DB Developer's Guide for more information on uses for this function and examples