ODI Does Not Properly Load Arabic Characters Into DB2/400
Last updated on MARCH 21, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Data Integrator - Version 22.214.171.124.0 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:
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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