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RDBPROD: How to convert a CHAR column to an UTF8 CHAR column (Doc ID 1253975.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


In an existing Rdb database, defined with the default character set DEC-MCS, there is a new requirement to store Chinese characters, using the UTF8 character set, in some columns. How can the table and the column be altered to make this possible while retaining the original data in the table?


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