CCSID’s and Unicode explained: myths and facts

Tuesday, 19 June, 2007 - 11:15 - 12:15
Klaas Brant

With Unicode being dominantly present in Version 8 and the strict checking of CCSID’s during the migration to Version 8 a lot people started to discuss CCSID’s and Unicode. But what are CCSID’s? When does DB2 translate for me. Or better, when should DB2 translate and when not. How to interpret the output of the migration jobs? What is true about Unicode and what is plain non-sense? Klaas will try to guide you through the jungle so you can make a judgment yourself: do we have a problem or not? Some answers are surprising…



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