Articles & Content
Topic: 2006 EU
Subtopic: DB2 for LUW
DATE: 2006-10-5 (11:45 - 12:45)
SPEAKERS: Roland Schock (ARS Computer und Consulting GmbH)
Using character sets apart from US ASCII can lead to a lot of pitfalls and quirks with different code pages, operating system support and conversion.This presentation explains code pages and character encoding, implicit character conversion and how to use the properly. At the end we will discuss briefly performance considerations related to character conversion.
EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate
Understand the difference of code sets and character encoding
How to configure my system properly to use the choosen character encoding and code sets
Understand the places where character conversion takes place -- intentionally or unintentionally
What problems can arise and how can I avoid them
How much performance will cost me unneccessary conversion
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