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2174430 - default sort order "binaryalt" with SWPM SP8 - LOAD DATABASE fails Error 3120 - SAP ASE for Business Suite


You are running SAP applications on SAP ASE database.

  • On SAP systems installed with SWPM SP8, the database server configuration parameter default sortorder id is set to "binaryalt" (id=99) by SAPinst.  Prior to SWPM SP8, the installation would set this configuration parameter to "binary" (id=25).
  • You load a backup of SID database from an older SAP system to a newly-built SAP system and the LOAD DATABASE fails with the Error 3120:

The database you are attempting to LOAD was DUMPed under a different sort order ID (25) or character set ID (190) than the ones running on this server (SortOrd = 99, CharSet = 190). If the sort orders differ, at least one of them is non-binary. 



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 SP130 and higher for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 SP01 and higher for Business Suite
  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 6.0
  • SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 7.0
  • SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) 7.0
  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) 7.0
  • SAP Solution Manager (SOLMAN) 7.1
  • SAP NetWeaver - All versions


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


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