1.209 NLS_ISO_CURRENCY

NLS_ISO_CURRENCY determines the string to use as the international currency symbol corresponding to the C number format element in a call to the TO_CHAR function.

Property Description

Parameter type

String

Syntax

NLS_ISO_CURRENCY = territory

Default value

Derived from NLS_TERRITORY

Modifiable

ALTER SESSION

Modifiable in a PDB

Yes

Range of values

Any valid NLS_TERRITORY value

Basic

No

Local currency symbols can be ambiguous. For example, a dollar sign ($) can refer to U.S. dollars or Australian dollars. ISO Specification 4217 defines unique "international" currency symbols for the currencies of specific territories or countries. The value of the NLS_ISO_CURRENCY parameter is the Oracle name of the territory whose ISO currency symbol is returned in place of the C number format element. For example, if NLS_ISO_CURRENCY is set to AMERICA, the string 'USD' is returned by TO_CHAR where the C element is specified in the format.

Note:

The value of this initialization parameter NLS_ISO_CURRENCY is used to initialize the session value of this parameter, which is the actual value referenced by the SQL query processing. This initial value is overridden by a client-side value if the client uses the Oracle JDBC driver or if the client is OCI-based and the NLS_LANG client setting (environment variable) is defined. The initialization parameter value is, therefore, usually ignored.

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