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How could I fix accents problems when porting a database from a DBMS to another?

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hi experts,

I am currently moving several databases from MSSQL 2008 and IBM DB2 9.7 to PostgreSQL 9.0.3 using a commercial tool named ESF Database Migration Toolkit. This tool allows us to migrate any database from a DBMS to another in just a few clicks. It works really well and accelerates the migration process a lot.

The problem I have only occurs when migrating from MSSQL 2008 to PostgreSQL. All accents within the database are not getting transfered properly. For instance : "StÚphane" instead of "Stéphane".

It looks like a collation/locale problem, but I can't figure out what's wrong in my databases configurations.

MSSQL 2008 database information (source database)
collation : SQL_Latin1_General_CP850_CI_AI

MSSQL 2008 OS information (Windows 2008 Server R2)
Locale : English (Canada)

PostgreSQL database information (destination database)
ENCODING : UTF8
LC_COLLATE = 'English_Canada.1252'
LC_CTYPE = 'English_Canada.1252'

PostgreSQL OS information (Windows 2008 Server R2)
Locale : English (Canada)

Any thoughts? Everything works fine when porting from DB2.

Thank you
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by:SolutionsTI
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I need to find a way to convert my MSSQL 2008 databases to UTF8 before migrating them to PostgreSQL.

Is there any way to achieve that kind of work in MSSQL 2008? I can't find the UTF8 codeset in Microsot SQL Server Management Studio.

Thank you
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Problem is now fixed.

I changed the collation to French_CI_AI in MSSQL 2008 before migrating the database to PostgreSQL.
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I found the solution myself.
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