When Exporting Data from Forms to Excel then Question Marks "?" Occur In The .XLS File With Arabic Locale and NLS_LANG

(Doc ID 469575.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version: to - Release: Oracle10g to 11g
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Checked for relevance : 4-July-2011


When trying to export data from Forms to an Excel sheet on Windows with an Arabic character set - using Webutil client_ole2 - then the Arabic characters - that can be seen in the Forms correctly - appear as question marks '?' in the relevant sheet(s). NLS_LANG is set to ARABIC_UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.UTF8 (also in the default.env file). It is an English Windows with Arabic locale setting.


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