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char, with the first letter of each word in uppercase, all other letters in lowercase. Words are delimited by white space or characters that are not alphanumeric.
Both char and '
nlsparam' can be any of the datatypes
NVARCHAR2. The string returned is of
VARCHAR2 datatype and is in the same character set as char.
The value of '
nlsparam' can have this form:
sort is either a linguistic sort sequence or
BINARY. The linguistic sort sequence handles special linguistic requirements for case conversions. These requirements can result in a return value of a different length than the
char. If you omit '
nlsparam', then this function uses the default sort sequence for your session.
This function does not support
The following examples show how the linguistic sort sequence results in a different return value from the function:
SELECT NLS_INITCAP ('ijsland') "InitCap" FROM DUAL; InitCap ------- Ijsland SELECT NLS_INITCAP ('ijsland', 'NLS_SORT = XDutch') "InitCap" FROM DUAL; InitCap -------
Oracle9i Database Globalization Support Guide for information on sort sequences