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    Jan 29
    2003

    IBM DB2 for z/OS, V8 - UNICODE

    Amit Agarwal
    I have two questions regarding unicode support.
    1. How many bytes does each character have? From what I understand, unicode
    can come in
    three forms, UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF -32. Which ones does Db2 support.
    2. How does this compatibility compare with Oracle9i ? Oracle9i does not
    support
    any fixed width, multibyte character set as its database character set,
    since the database
    character set must be either 7bit ASCII or EBCIDIC. However, data can be
    in any format.

    Thanks
    Amit





    "Grainger, Phil" <[login to unmask email]> on 01/28/2003 01:36:27 PM


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    Subject: Re: IBM DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, V8






    but who said Version numbers were SMALLINT?? Don't forget 1.2, 1.3, 2.3 =
    etc - looks like they are DECIMAL(2,1) at least to me.. So V8 must =
    really be V8.

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jardine, Lawrence J [mailto:[login to unmask email]
    Sent: 28 January 2003 18:12
    To: [login to unmask email]
    Subject: Re: [DB2-L] IBM DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, V8


    I guess you had to write the code to "support generating unique =
    sequential
    numbers for applications" before you could determine that V8 would be =
    the
    release after V7. :)



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Roger Miller [mailto:[login to unmask email]
    Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 11:51 AM
    To: [login to unmask email]
    Subject: Re: IBM DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, V8


    Now we get to find all of those Vnexts and change them to Version 8 or =
    V8.

    I checked the web this morning, and most of the changes are done, but =
    there
    are still some updates to make and glitches to fix. The easy URL to =
    type is

    ibm.com/software/db2zos Then click to the V8 page.

    or paste in http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/os390/db2zosv8.html

    The What's New? book has the primary description. The overview =
    presentation
    has about 100 foils and notes. We'll be getting others updated as we =
    can
    get to them.

    Roger Miller, DB2 for z/OS ibm.com/software/db2zos

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    Roger Miller
    [IBM Silicon Valley Lab]
    DB2 Unicode support is UTF-8 and UTF-16.
    Much of the DB2 Unicode support has been there for a while, so the
    information is out on the web. I'd suggest the redbook DB2 Version 7
    Presentation Guide, SG24-6121 or a presentation with Unicode in the title on
    http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/os390/presentations.html

    You may also want to look at the oerating system Unicode support.

    The changes for DB2 V8 are outlined in the overview and What's New? book on
    the DB2 for z/OS V8 page,
    http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/os390/db2zosv8.html

    Roger Miller




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