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From Christopher Lamey <cla...@localmatters.com>
Subject Re: "encoding not supported"-error using iBATIS with db2 on z/os
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:12:57 GMT
On 11/21/07 1:08 PM, "Christopher.Mathrusse@sybase.com"
<Christopher.Mathrusse@sybase.com> wrote:

> 
> In addition, I've worked with DB2 previously on a z/OS system utilizing the
> type driver supplied by IBM. The database was expecting EBCDIC and the data I
> was working with in the Java world was ASCII coming in from an XML document
> encoded in UTF-8. The JDBC driver did a marvelous job of converting the ASCII
> to EBCDIC for me without me even needing to think about it. However, one thing
> that you must be aware of is that there are ASCII characters that do not map
> to EBCIDIC characters and there are EBCDIC characters that do not map to ASCII
> characters. This is something that I spent a great deal of time on, trying to
> map some obscure characters to the back-end system because it was required.
> The end result was utilizing triggers to get around some of the issues.

Out of curiosity, is EBCIDIC's lower range the same as ASCII like Unicode?

Cheers,
Chris


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