RE: Increment an alphabetic variable in a PL/SQL loop?

You can use the chr function. Declare a variable as a number starting with
65 for capital letter A and then you can increment the variable by 1 for
each successive letter until 90 similarly 97 -122 for lowercase letters. 

 

 

Select chr(65) from dual

 

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Hey how can we increment an alphabetic variable in PL/SQL?

 

Let's say I have var1 = 'A' for the first pass, but for the second pass, I
want it to autoincrement to var1='B' and ultimately to 'Z'.

 

I'm searching but its hard to find the right search terms to give me what I
want.

 

 

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