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2371743 - Tips to test and troubleshoot codepage issues - SAP Data Services

Symptom

  • Troubleshooting code page related issues.
  • A straight forward test to identify code page issues where unicode characters are not read, transformed or loaded correctly.
  • Examples, the character displayed in Designer/Database/File:
    • MSSQL might display as ‘??’ in Designer (typically if varchar).
    • DB2 might display as ‘->->’ in Designer (typically if nvarchar).  DB2 Control Center might display as square box(es).
    • Teradata might display ��� in Designer.
    • Oracle might display as ‘->->’. Or as    Oracle_mojibake.png.
    • File format might display as � � in Designer.
  • Is it loaded wrong OR is it loaded right and displaying wrong in Designer?
  • Refer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojibake or similar.

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Environment

All supported versions of SAP Data Services

Product

SAP Data Services 4.2

Keywords

multibyte, encoding, characterset, collation, untranslatable character, corrupted data, code page , KBA , EIM-DS-EXE , Data Services Job Execution , How To

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