TO_SINGLE_BYTE Function in Oracle SQL – PLSQL

The TO_SINGLE_BYTE function in Oracle SQL / PLSQL is used to get a character value with all the multi byte characters converted to single byte characters.

To use TO_SINGLE_BYTE function make sure that the data base contains both single and multi byte characters.

The Syntax for the TO_SINGLE_BYTE function in Oracle SQL / PLSQL is:

SEELECT TO_SINGLE_BYTE(character1)
FROM table_name;

  • character1 can be of any type like char, varchar2, nchar or nvarchar2
  • The return type of TO_SINGLE_BYTE function will be of the same data type as that of the character1.

Example 1:

SELECT TO_SINGLE_BYTE ('Tech Honey')
FROM DUAL;

Will return the single byte character value of ‘Tech Honey’


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