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SYS.SOURCE$ marked as having Convertible or Lossy data in Csscan output (Doc ID 291858.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To document on how to handle "Convertible" or "Lossy" in the SOURCE column of SYS.SOURCE$ listed in Csscan output


You are planning to convert the database character set from one character set to an other (for example to UTF8 or AL32UTF8). If you use csscan you might find that the column SOURCE in the table SYS.SOURCE$ is marked as containing CONVERTIBLE or LOSSY data.


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In this Document
 1) An Example:
 2) Full steps to get the affected objects and it's source
 3) Solving the Convertible or Lossy
 4) After going to the new characterset

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