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EBCDIC (Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code) is a standard character-to-number encoding (similar to ASCII) used by some IBM computer systems. For example, Oracle on OS/390 (IBM MVS) stores data as EBCDIC characters.

[edit] Convert to/from

The CONVERT() function can be used to translate between EBCDIC and other character sets. Example:


[edit] Loading

The SQL*Loader FAQ shows how EBCDIC data can be loaded into an Oracle database.

[edit] Also see

  • ASCII, alternative character encoding
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