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2317733 - How to handle multibyte characters with SYBCTRL - SAP ASE for BS


The SYBCTRL that build date is April 2016 or earlier doesn't support multibyte characters. SAP plans to support multibyte characters with SYBCTRL that build date is May 2016 and later.
The new version of SYBCTRL can handle multibyte characters in PRINT statement.
However if dump database command receives OS error in Japanese, you need to perform additional steps to output the Japanese OS error message correctly using SYBCTRL.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 for Business Suite
  • SAP NetWeaver (NW) - All versions
  • SYBCTRL which is bundled in any kernel versions
  • Platform: Windows


SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.4 for SAP Business Suite ; SAP Solution Manager 7.1


KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , How To

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