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"ODI-40421: Cannot code String" Error when Transferring Multibyte Characters Into a Fixed File (Doc ID 2716523.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version to [Release 12c]
Oracle Data Integrator on Marketplace - Version to
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When transferring data that contains multibyte characters (like Ö, é, â, ț, ă, î, etc.) from a database table into a fixed file setup with UTF8 encoding, the following error occurs:

 The issue is specific to Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)


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