How To Determine If Characters Used On A Procurement Document Are Compatible With the Database Characterset? (Doc ID 1397783.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iProcurement - Version: 11.5.10.2 and later   [Release: 11.5 and later ]
Oracle Sourcing - Version: 11.5.10.2 and later    [Release: 11.5 and later]
Oracle iSupplier Portal - Version: 11.5.10.2 and later    [Release: 11.5 and later]
Oracle Purchasing - Version: 11.5.10.2 and later    [Release: 11.5 and later]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How To Determine If Characters Used On A Purchasing Document Are Compatible With the Database Characterset?

This applies to any Purchasing Document including but not limited to the following:
Negotiation
Requisition
Purchase Order
Blanket Agreement Line Item

Problems often arise if text for item description or similar is copied from a MSWord document into the application, if the text contains characters, visible or hidden characters, that are not compatible with the database characterset used in the instance.  Problems may include issues when attempting to autocreate a blanket release from a requisition if the item description on the requisition is slightly different than the item description on the blanket line due to problems with the incompatible characters introduced by the copy/paste action mentioned above.

Solution

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