Teradata replicat error -6706, The string contains an untranslatable character. (Doc ID 1318974.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 13, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle GoldenGate - Version 5.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When replicating data containing "FFFD" (or certain other characters)  in a field stored as VARCHAR(255) CHARACTER SET UNICODE NOT CASESPECIFIC" in TERADATA the following error occurs:

SQL error -6706 mapping ...to ... [SQL error -6706][Teradata][ODBC Teradata Driver][Teradata Database] The string contains an untranslatable character.

This occurs even though customer is using v10.4.0.62, the minimum code required for replicating these, and has UTF-16 set in ODBC and a Globals entry of charset UTF-8 on the target. 

Cause

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