char with all of its multibyte characters converted to their corresponding single-byte characters.
char can be of data type
NVARCHAR2. The value returned is in the same data type as
Any multibyte characters in
char that have no single-byte equivalents appear in the output as multibyte characters. This function is useful only if your database character set contains both single-byte and multibyte characters.
This function does not support
CLOB data directly. However,
CLOBs can be passed in as arguments through implicit data conversion.
"Data Type Comparison Rules" for more information.
Appendix C in Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for the collation derivation rules, which define the collation assigned to the character return value of
The following example illustrates going from a multibyte
A in UTF8 to a single byte ASCII
SELECT TO_SINGLE_BYTE( CHR(15711393)) FROM DUAL; T - A