NCHAR (SQL Server Compact Edition)

Returns the Unicode character with the given integer code, as defined by the Unicode standard.


NCHAR ( integer_expression ) 


  • integer_expression
    A positive integer from 0 through 65535. integer_expressioncan also be of a data type that can be implicitly converted to int within the specified range. If a value outside this range is specified, NULL is returned.

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The following example returns the first letter of each company name listed in the Customers table.

SELECT CompanyName, NCHAR(UNICODE(CompanyName)) 
FROM Customers