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2384479 - Special characters are replaced by '?' when using Business Suite Data Dictionary Import – SAP PD


  • Importing data using SAP Business Suite Data Dictionary Wizard shows some strange behavior with Portuguese language, special characters are replaced by a "?" sign.
  • In the Application Component and Package Selection, you can see that the names of the packages were changed:


  • After the import you can see all the models that have special characters are replaced for this ‘?’ sign.
  • Portuguese Language is set in the SAP Business Suite Database Connection parameters.



  • SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 
  • Oracle 11g


SAP PowerDesigner all versions


Charset, character_set, pt, import fails, CR798595, 798595, BS import, oracle import , KBA , BC-SYB-PD , PowerDesigner , Bug Filed

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