Changing From WE8MSWIN1252 to AR8MSWIN1256 10g and 11g.
(Doc ID 2020528.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
To provide a guide to change the NLS_CHARACTERSET from WE8MSWIN1252 to AR8MSWIN1256
We strongly advice to follow this note also when using export/import from an WE8MSWIN1252 to an AR8MSWIN1256 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 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 WE8MSWIN1252 to AR8MSWIN1256
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