Changing from US7ASCII or WE8ISO8859P1 or IW8ISO8859P8 to IW8MSWIN1255 in 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g.
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Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2019
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To provide a guide to *or change the NLS_CHARACTERSET from US7ASCII , WE8ISO8859P1or IW8ISO8859P8 to IW8MSWIN1255. * or rescue Hebrew data stored in a WE8IOS8859P1 or US7ASCII database
We strongly advice to follow this note also when using export/import from an US7ASCII, WE8ISO8859P1 or IW8ISO8859P8 to a IW8MSWIN1255 database.
The current NLS_CHARACTERSET is seen in NLS_DATABASE_PARAMETERS.
select value from NLS_DATABASE_PARAMETERS where parameter='NLS_CHARACTERSET';
This note is ONLY for 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g it cannot be used for Oracle RDBMS 12c For other characterset conversions and Oracle 12c please see <Note 225912.1> Changing the Database Character Set ( NLS_CHARACTERSET )
Any DBA wanting to change the current NLS_CHARACTERSET from IW8ISO8859P8 , WE8ISO8859P1 or US7ASCII to IW8MSWIN1255.
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