Multi-Byte Characters In Languages Like Arabic And German Are Changed To "?" (Question Mark) In ODI (Doc ID 1600109.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version 10.1.3.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to load different language data (English, Korean, Thai, Russian, Arabic, German...) into an Oracle table, using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).

When performing this load, the target Oracle table gets populated, but for Arabic and German characters, the data is shown with question marks ( ???).

The data in the source table is shown correct in both the database and ODI. But the target Oracle table shows wrong data getting populated:

HELLO
????? (this stands for some Arabic characters)
こんにちは
привет
?????? (this stands for some German characters)
안녕하세요

These Oracle table columns are defined as NCHAR/NVARCHAR2.

Following are the Oracle database NLS settings in use:

  NLS_LANGUAGE KOREAN
  NLS_TERRITORY KOREA
  NLS_CHARACTERSET KO16KSC5601
  NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET AL16UTF16
  NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS BYTE
  ...

 

Cause

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