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

From: Christopher Boyle <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 10:46:02 -0500
Message-ID: <003501ca742f$b840f470$28c2dd50$_at_com>

I've seen a lot of good answers but I have to ask, Why do you need this? What is the business need that requires an incremental letter versus a number?  


From: [] On Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:21 AM To: ''
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 want.    

Chris Taylor

Sr. Oracle DBA

Ingram Barge Company

Nashville, TN 37205

Office: 615-517-3355

Cell: 615-354-4799


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