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TO_CHAR (character)

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2021

The TO_CHAR (character) function converts the data of NCHAR, NVARCHAR2, or CLOB to a database character set.

Syntax

TO_CHAR(character )

Parameter

Description

character

The data type can be NCHAR, NVARCHAR2, or CLOB.

Return type

The return type is VARCHAR2. When the function converts a character CLOB to a database character set, the database returns an error if the CLOB value to be converted is greater than the desired type.

Examples

Create the CLOBTEST table and insert data to the column of the RAW data type.

CREATE TABLE CLOBTEST(TEXT CLOB);
INSERT INTO CLOBTEST VALUES('DWUIDBWUIDBWIOBFWUIOBFIOWBFWUIOBFUWIFB') ;

Execute the following statements:

SELECT TO_CHAR(TEXT) FROM CLOBTEST;

The following query result is returned:

+----------------------------------------+
| TO_CHAR(TEXT)                          |
+----------------------------------------+
| dwuidbwuidbwiobfwuiobfiowbfwuiobfuwifb |
+----------------------------------------+