You can configure the Integration Service to run sessions with XML targets in either ASCII or Unicode data movement mode. XML files contain an encoding declaration that indicates the code page used in the file. The most commonly used code pages are UTF-8 and UTF-16. PowerCenter supports UTF-8 code pages for XML targets only. Use the same set of code pages for XML files as for relational databases and other files.
For XML targets, PowerCenter uses the code page declared in the XML file. When you run the Integration Service in Unicode data movement mode, the XML target code page must be a superset of the Integration Service code page and the source code page.