You can configure PowerCenter to move single byte and multibyte data. The PowerCenter Integration Service can move data in either ASCII or Unicode data movement mode. These modes determine how the PowerCenter Integration Service handles character data. You choose the data movement mode in the PowerCenter Integration Service configuration settings. If you want to move multibyte data, choose Unicode data movement mode. To ensure that characters are not lost during conversion from one code page to another, you must also choose the appropriate code pages for your connections.