Graphic shows a syntax diagram with the following: A mandatory CONVERT keyword followed by a mandatory ( followed by a mandatory char representing the value you want to convert. Next is a comma followed by dest_char_set, which is the character set you want after the conversion. Next is either a ) to finish or an optional comma and source_char_set to identify the name of the character set in which char is stored in the database. The default value for char is the database character set.