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

  • From: "Kenneth Naim" <kennaim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <ChrisDavid.Taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 10:30:12 -0500

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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On Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:21 AM
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Subject: Increment an alphabetic variable in a PL/SQL loop?


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



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