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Arabic data problem with PowerBuilder 10.5 and MS SQL Server 2000 using oldedb

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When Arabic data is entered through the PB interface, the data is stored in database as "?"

The Environment is PowerBuilder 10.5, MS SQL Server 2000, database driver is oledb, character set used is arabiccharset!.
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Question by:sbasheer
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by:meenasree
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what is the data type of the field in which it is entered
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by:diasroshan
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Hi,

First, go to control panel --> regional settings and change language for non unicode programs to Arabic.

Can u type Arabic in Notepad?
Can u update and retrieve Arabic characters from query analyzer?

Cheers,
Rosh
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by:sbasheer
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Datatype used in database is VARCHAR

The regional setting is set  for non unicode programs to Arabic(U.A.E)
YES NOTEPAD I CAN TYPE ARABIC
QUERY ANALYZER OF SQL SERVER ALSO SHOWS THE SAME PROBLEM
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Instead use NVARCHAR as it supports national characters this might solve the problem
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Hi,

refer,
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa902664(SQL.80).aspx

Arabic Language Support in Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Cheers,
Rosh
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Hi,

i recommend a split in points...

meenasree and my comment must have helped sbasheer!

Cheers,
Rosh
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