Learn how to use the Oracle/PLSQL TRANSLATE function with syntax and examples.
The Oracle/PLSQL TRANSLATE function replaces a sequence of characters in a string with another set of characters. However, it replaces a single character at a time.
For example, it will replace the 1st character in the string_to_replace with the 1st character in the replacement_string. Then it will replace the 2nd character in the string_to_replace with the 2nd character in the replacement_string, and so on.
The syntax for the Oracle/PLSQL TRANSLATE function is:
TRANSLATE( string1, string_to_replace, replacement_string )
string1 is the string to replace a sequence of characters with another set of characters.
string_to_replace is the string that will be searched for in string1.
replacement_string - All characters in the string_to_replace will be replaced with the corresponding character in the replacement_string.
The TRANSLATE function can be used in the following versions of Oracle/PLSQL:
Let's look at some Oracle TRANSLATE function examples and explore how to use the TRANSLATE function in Oracle/PLSQL.
TRANSLATE('1tech23', '123', '456') Result: '4tech56' TRANSLATE('222tech', '2ec', '3it') Result: '333tith'