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finding asci value of non printable character

Posted on 2010-11-22
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There us some sort of unprintable character at the end of several of my input recs in a varchar (30) description column. It is causing the usual mayhem by being treated as a delimeter and splitting the record. They are not the usual ascii values (I think 10 and 14) for newline and tab.  Can I dump this column to get the value.  From there I can either translate it or replace it.
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Question by:tminelgin
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There is a dump sql function.  Check out:
psoug.org/reference/convert_func.htm
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You can use the ASCII(str) function but it works on the first char in str
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You can combine ascii with right, e.g.

select ascii(substr(somecol, -1,1)) from tbl
select ascii(substr(somecol, -2,1)) from tbl
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