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convert byte to char issue


Below table is ddl is in bytes:

Commitment JE Document – Purchase

Typ=1 Len=33: 67,111,109,109,105,116,109,101,110,116,32,74,69,32,68,111,99,117,109,101,110,116,32,

When i load above bytes table in to char table data is messing up

Commitment JE Document ¿ Earmark

Typ=1 Len=33: 67,111,109,109,105,116,109,101,110,116,32,74,69,32,68,111,99,117,109,101,110,116,32,

Any idea what is wrong

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Is the 'messed up' select from the actual database server or a remote client using sqlplus or similar program?

Looks like you have a character set translation issue.

You need to determine if this is happening during the load or on the select back out.

I'm not an Expert on character set translations but I find it interesting that you could insert 'Purchase' and you end up with 'Earmark'.

What is loading this data?  Try to narrow down that it is database specific and not some other application causing the issue.
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
on a side note
it's easy to have that effect with a trigger
:new.column := 'Earmark';
but that's probably just a mistake

check nls_lang settings of the client (registry settings)
before starting the program you could alter it to unicode
sqlplus ...
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