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DB2 and the Tower of Babel: Unicode to the Rescue (B02)

Topic: 2008 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2008-10-13 (13:30 - 14:30)
SPEAKERS: Jim Dee (BMC Software )

UTF-8, UTF-16, code pages, and so on - Unicode can be a daunting subject! There is much interest in supporting it - many of our businesses are expanding globally, and DBA’s and application developers will need to support Unicode data stored in DB2 tables. The topic is easier than it looks, and this presentation will help you prepare to migrate your mission critical data to Unicode.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate


Understand Unicode concepts - what it is, and how different languages and symbols are represented.

Explain common Unicode terms like code point, plane, and surrogate.

Understand how Unicode is implemented in DB2 and what the code pages mean.

Understand the implications of Unicode for application programs and utilities.

Discuss data conversion considerations.

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