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Oracle Database 12c The Complete Reference by Bob Bryla, Kevin Loney

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CONVERT

SEE ALSO CONVERSION FUNCTIONS

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DESCRIPTION CONVERT is used to convert the characters in string from one standard bit representation to another, such as from US7ASCII (the default if either set isn’t entered) to WE8DEC. This is typically done when data entered into a column on one computer contains characters that can’t be properly displayed or printed on another computer. CONVERT allows a reasonable translation of one standard to the other in most cases. The most common sets include the following:

US7ASCII   U.S. 7-bit ASCII character ...

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