RETL Fixed Length Extracts With Multi-byte/special Characters Fails to Consume in RETL

(Doc ID 2313890.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Extract Tranform and Load - Version 13.2.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The RETL process extracts fixed length file with incorrect positioning when any information that contains multi-byte / special characters like "£", "é", "á" etc, which further fails to consume in subscribing applications.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an item with special characters (like "£", "é", "á") in description .
2. Run RMS RETL extract "rmse_rpas_item_master.ksh".
3. Check the file created with incorrect character position.
4. Notice the file consumption fails in subscribing applications.

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Cause

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