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ODI Does Not Properly Load Arabic Characters Into DB2/400 (Doc ID 1983222.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2022

Applies to:

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


While running Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Interfaces / Mappings for loading Arabic characters from Oracle to iSeries DB2/400, the Arabic characters are replaced by question marks (?), independently from which knowledge modules are used.

Below a screen copy showing the Arabic data:


... and another screen copy showing the data loaded by ODI:


For handling Arabic characters, iSeries requires a specific encoding (CCSID) to be used:
CCSID 420 (IBM EBCDIC Arabic) being the value generally used for pure Arabic chracters.

  • When using the Weblogic Datadirect JDBC driver, question marks are inserted regarless to the CCSID having been used for creating the DB2/400 table...
  • When using the IBM Toolbox / JTOpen JDBC driver, correct Arabic characters are inserted if CCSID 420 has been used for creating the DB2/400 table...





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