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2866311 - Error "DBD: Unknown initial character set index '255' received from server" when creating JDBC connection in Universe Design or Information design tool.

Symptom

  • Cannot create JDBC connection based on MySQL 8.0 in Information Design Tool and Universe Design Tool.
  • Connection fails with Error SBO00001 "DBD: Unknown initial character set index '255' received from server. Initial client character set can be forced via the 'characterEncoding' property."


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Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform BI 4.2 service Pack 07
  • MySQL 8.0
  • Universe Design Tool
  • Information design Tool

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2

Keywords

Error SBO00001 "DBD: Unknown initial character set index '255' received from server. Initial client character set can be forced via the 'characterEncoding' property.", UDT, IDT , JDBC, My SQL, Mysql, , KBA , BI-BIP-UDT , Universe Design Tool , Problem

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