Data storage spaces in varchar2


Posted on 16th Feb 2014 07:03 pm by admin

Trying to understand what's happening.
I am selecting a value from a table that is defined as char(16) and placing in a new table defined as varchar2(50).
If the data that I select contains spaces, ie "1234........0001" (where dot represents space), I am curious how this is stored by Oracle.
The reason I ask is because when I extract the varchar2 field out to a cvs file in contains a tab (chr 9) instead of all of the spaces.
Please explain this behavior.
Thanks

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