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Former Member
Sep 25, 2007 at 09:55 AM

problems in unicode upgrade


I am conducting an analysis on how upload of foreign characters are received in SAP BW without a unicode upgrade of the system.

We are interested in knowing, whether it can cause any problems in a unicode upgrade that characters not contained in the code page of the system are loaded into the system beforehand. I.e., we are concerned about whether the weird characters that might be the result of loading a file with characters not contained in the code page will be a problem in a unicode upgrade?


1. We are running a single unicode system with Western Europe codepage

2. We are loading in some text field into SAP BI containing local characters from another codepage.

3. In our current system (single codepage) these signs only get displayed as '#' (but that is ok for us right now)

4. Will 1 - 3 mean any technical upgrade problem when doing the unicode upgrade ?

Thanks & Regards:

Giridhar. N