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CCSID Basics - What's a CCSID and Why Do I Care? (Part 1 of 2) (A04)

Topic: 2005 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS



DATE: 2005-10-24 (14:45 - 15:45)
SPEAKERS: Christopher J. Crone (IBM Silicon Valley Lab)

All character data stored in DB2 has either an implicit or explicit CCSID associated with it. This presentation will give you the essential information you need to know what DB2 is doing with your data, and why. ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode will be discussed, and implementation details for DB2 V7 and V8 will be presented.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate

OBJECTIVES:

CCSID or Codepage?

ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode - Oh my!!!

How is my data stored, how can I tell?

DRDA and DB2 Connect

V7 -vs- V8



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