Oracle/SQL CONCAT/CONCATENATE Function

Oracle CONCATENATE FunctionOracle/SQL CONCAT Function is used to concatenate two strings to form one string. The return type of SQL CONCAT Function is a string. Syntax and examples of Oracle CONCAT Function are mentioned below.


SQL CONCAT Function Syntax

SELECT CONCAT(string_1, string_2)
FROM table_name;

string_1 and string_2 are the strings to be concatenated.


SQL CONCAT Function Example – Use with SQL SELECT Statement

Oracle CONCAT Function is used with the SQL SELECT Statement.

For example, the Oracle CONCAT Function query below returns a string by concatenating two strings.

SELECT CONCAT('TECH', 'HONEY') "Oracle CONCAT Function"
FROM dual;

The above Oracle CONCAT Function query returns ‘TECHHONEY’.

Note: We have aliased CONCAT(‘TECH’, ‘HONEY’) as Oracle CONCAT Function


SQL CONCAT Function – Concatenating Strings having Whitespaces Example

SQL CONCAT Function can also be used to concatenate strings having whitespaces.

For example, the Oracle CONCAT Function query below returns a string after joining two string, one with spaces at the end.

SELECT CONCAT('TECH ', 'HONEY')
FROM dual;

The above Oracle CONCAT Function query returns ‘TECH HONEY’.


SQL CONCAT Function – Concatenating String Having Whitespaces Example

SQL CONCAT Function can also concatenate strings which have white space in between the words.

For example, the below Oracle CONCAT Function query returns a string after joining two string having whitespace at end and in between strings.

SELECT CONCAT('ORACLE ', 'SQL PLSQL')
FROM dual;

The above CONCAT Function query returns ‘ORACLE SQL PLSQL’.


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