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

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
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]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Aug-2016***

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

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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?
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