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showing description in powerdesigner

Jul 19 at 11:46 AM


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I have a physical data model in powerdesigner and want to show description for every fact and dimension and their attributes in the model. Following the add a comments for tables columns in a physical data diagram answer, I have a column shows the description but the problem is it shows ? for each character. The descriptions in my databases are in non-English language and I want to show the original description in powerdesigner. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Benoit Le Nabec Jul 21 at 12:16 AM


I doesn't understand it work very well

%Get% = Rtf2Ascii (obj.Description)

see the result

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I suspect the key point here is to remember "Rtf2Ascii"


Thanks for your answer. This problem occurs when we check in/out in repository. Any idea about this?


This has something to do with Database Chat set.

If the database chat set is unicode , in Powerdesigner go to Tools->General options->Repository.

Set Default byte per chat to 3.

If you connect the repository via Proxy Server, you need open Configuration Tool. Reset the default byte per chat to 3


Thanks. This helped.