My Oracle Support Banner

Installing and configuring Csscan in 10g and 11g (Database Character Set Scanner) (Doc ID 745809.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Installing Csscan (Database Character Set Scanner) for 10g and 11g and checking that it works properly.
This tool is used in notes referenced in <Note 225912.1> Changing Or Choosing the Database Character Set ( NLS_CHARACTERSET )

From Oracle 12c database onwards, DMU will be the only tool available to migrate the NLS_CHARACTERSET: <note 1418321.1> CSSCAN and CSALTER To Be Desupported after DB 11.2.
For more information please see <Note 1272374.1> The Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) Tool .

Solution

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1) What is Csscan (Database Character Set Scanner) ?
 2) What versions of Csscan exist for 10g and 11g?
 3)Installing Csscan
 3)A) Installing Csscan in Oracle RDBMS 10.1.0.x , 10.2.0.x and 11.1.0.x
 3)B) Installing Csscan in Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.x
 4) Checking that Csscan is working properly:
 5) Once Csscan is working properly.
 6) Things good to know:
 7) What to do if I want to use a later version of Csscan but I cannot upgrade my database?
 8) Known issues:
 9) What are all the Csscan Parameters?
References

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.