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Error converting client characters into server's character set, caused by extended ASCII characters

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When trying to insert data into a Sybase ASE 12.5 database table, if it includes extended ASCII characters, I get the following error message

Server Message:  Number  2402, Severity  16
Error converting client characters into server's character set.  Some character(s) could not be converted.

Is this because I have the settings on my database (or server) set incorrectly? In which case what should I change? and how do I change it?

Or, do I need to some function(s) to convert the extended ASCII characters? In which case, have the necessary functions already been writeen? and where can I find them?
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See this link

http://sybooks.sybase.com/onlinebooks/group-asarc/asg1192e/svrtsg/@Generic__BookTextView/30531

This has got all the info you need.


HTH

Namasi Navaretnam
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Thanks for the pointer. Utilising the help given there I have been able to lose the error message and save the data. However the 'offending characters' are saved as garbage, that is they are unrecognisable. Is there a solution that saves the characters correctly?
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Please see chapter 19, 20

http://manuals.sybase.com/onlinebooks/group-as/asg1200e/asesag/@ebt-link;pt=50873?target=%25N%15_51096_START_RESTART_N%25


You may want to configure so that client and server use the same char set. Also see option
sp_configure "enable unicode conversions", 1

HTH
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