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how to insert greek characters

Postby kytemaniac » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:55 am

I have two db instance that is installed on Redhat Version 5.7.

db1 and db4. Both are of similar structure

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desc error_code
ERROR_CODE                                NOT NULL NUMBER(5)
SEVERITY                                  NOT NULL NUMBER(1)
LOCALE_ID                                 NOT NULL VARCHAR2(5 CHAR)
ERROR_MSG                                 NOT NULL VARCHAR2(50 CHAR)


I extract db1 insert statements using toad and I try to insert greek characters remotely from windows xp into db4.

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insert into ERROR_CODE (error_code, severity, locale_id, error_msg)
values (50, 3, 'en_US', 'MH ΕΝΕΡΓΟΠΟΙΗΜΕΝΗ ΚΑΡΤΑ ΣΤΟ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑ BONUS');



but it keep complaining.

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values (50, 3, 'en_US', 'MH ΕΝΕΡΓΟΠΟΙΗΜΕΝΗ ΚΑΡΤΑ ΣΤΟ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑ BONUS')
                        *
ERROR at line 2:
ORA-12899:


i.e.

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ORA-12899: Value too Large for Column

before the above I've do the following in the os environment

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set NLS_LANG=GREEK_GREECE.EL8ISO8859P7


so what went wrong, how come in db1 instance greek letters can be stored but not in db4?

thanks

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Re: how to insert greek characters

Postby Tim... » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:44 am

Hi.

Are both tables really defined using CHAR semantics? Looks to me like one is CHAR and one is BYTE and you are using a multi-byte character set. That would be my first assumption.

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