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Code sets, NLS, character conversion vs. DB2 (D16)

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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