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


  • 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: or similar.



All supported versions of SAP Data Services


SAP Data Services 4.2


multibyte, encoding, characterset, collation, untranslatable character, corrupted data, code page, greek, hungarian, code page, locale, garbled characters, garbage characters, server codepage, NLS_LANG , KBA , EIM-DS-EXE , Job Execution , EIM-DS , Data Services , How To

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