How to Handle Plain Text Files With Outside In Technology (OIT) (SCCOPT_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET/SCCID_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET)
(Doc ID 731995.1)
Last updated on MAY 08, 2022
Oracle Outside In Technology - Version 8.2.0 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
The purpose of this document is to explain how OIT handles plain text files. Included in this discussion is information about why OIT is unable to determine the character set of plain text files automatically, and why it is the developer's responsibility to specify the character set at the application level. This article also discusses the process of specifying the character set for an input file via OIT, and how this process is different in the 8.2.0 and newer releases, including a discussion of the options SCCOPT_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET/SCCID_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET and SCCOPT_FALLBACFORMAT/SCCID_FALLBACKFORMAT.
This article is intended for any OIT user that is trying to extract text from, view or convert plain text files with Outside In 8.2.0 or newer releases.
The various Outside In APIs have different option names for the options discussed in this article, including SCCOPT_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET or SCCID_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET, for example. For readability, all option names will omit these prefixes and refer to the options only by their suffixes - *_DEFAULTINPUTCHARSET, for example. These options are discussed in detail in the respective manuals for your Outside In API.
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