ORA-1305 Streams Capture Process Will Not Start (Doc ID 1981589.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After upgrading to 12c, downstream capture process fails to start / aborts with the following error:

ORA-01305: incompatible database character set

The downstream database charset is AL32UTF8, while the Source database charset is WE8MSWIN1252


There are other downstream capture processes successfully starting on this same downstream database, and for those the Source databases charset is AL32UTF8

Cause

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