SQL Server: CHAR Function

CHAR function

This SQL Server tutorial explains how to use the CHAR function in SQL Server (Transact-SQL) with syntax and examples.


In SQL Server (Transact-SQL), the CHAR function is the opposite of the ASCII function. It returns the character based on the NUMBER code.


The syntax for the CHAR functions in SQL Server (Transact-SQL) is:

CHAR( number_code )

Parameters or Arguments

number_codeThe ASCII NUMBER code used to retrieve the character.

Applies To

The CHAR functions can be used in the following versions of SQL Server (Transact-SQL):

  • SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005


Let’s look at some SQL Server CHAR functions examples and explore how to use the CHAR functions in SQL Server (Transact-SQL).

For example:

Result: 't'

Result: 'T'

View a listing of the ASCII values.

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