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What are the Ramifications of using a Non-AL32UTF8 Character set in the database, when installing WebCenter Content 11g/12c? (Doc ID 1515287.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Note that this answer corresponds to the WebCenter Content Product and above.

Example: When installing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g (, According to Oracle documentation the database must meet the following requirements:

The version should be equal or superior than Database version
The character set must be AL32UTF8. If you do not meet this requirement a warning appear.

The database instance being used for the installation is using the character set WE8ISO8859P15.

This is a consolidation database with many products, so it's not used just for Webcenter Content. IN this case, creating another instance is not an option.

The note "RCU Fails With Non-AL32UTF8 Character Set (Doc ID 1063712.1)" mentions that we could ignore the warning.

The question is: Is there any problem in ignoring the warning? What implications or impact might there be?


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