E1:UPG: How To Convert A Large Database To Unicode - Running Unicode Conversion Multithreaded (Doc ID 1077284.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2017

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version SP23 and Prior and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

***Checked for relevance on 05-Dec-2013***


Goal

In this scenario here, customer is doing an EnterpriseOne software upgrade from EnterpriseOne Xe to 9.0 application release level. AS400 iSeries EnterpriseServer platform.
After they upgrade from E1 Xe to EnterpriseOne 9.0, they would like to convert their Business Data tables to Unicode.

Questions 1, 2, 3, 4:

1.  What is the best approach to converting the database quickly?
2.  How can customer convert a database that is over 2 terrabytes in size, to Unicode in one weekend. Should they convert selected tables at a time over several weekends? Do they need to create new data sources for this?
3. Can customer run the Unicode Conversion job multi-threaded?
4. In this case specifically, is there an AS/400 native unicode converter customer can use that will be faster?

Solution

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