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====== TO_CHAR Function - PL/HQL Reference====== TO_CHAR function converts an expression to string. **Syntax**: <code language="sql"> TO_CHAR(expression); </code> **Return Type:** STRING **Example:** <code language="sql"> TO_CHAR(CURRENT_DATE); </code> **Compatibility**: Oracle, IBM DB2 and Teradata **Version**: PL/HQL 0.3.1 See also: * [[char|CHAR Function]]