E-FLO: Is UTF-8 a Proper Character Encoding Schema to Export Data with International Characters in Fixed Length Format Using File Layout (Doc ID 1054342.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.48 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-May-2014***

Goal

When using a custom Application Engine to output data in fixed length format via File Layout, the data file was created in UTF-8 encoding, one of the strings contained a Chinese character, and in the resulting data file the string tail after the Chinese character did not start at the pre-set starting position defined in the File Layout.

What is the cause of this behavior, and how to overcome this difficulty?


Solution

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