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  1. Preface
  2. Workflow Manager
  3. Workflows and Worklets
  4. Sessions
  5. Session Configuration Object
  6. Tasks
  7. Sources
  8. Targets
  9. Connection Objects
  10. Validation
  11. Scheduling and Running Workflows
  12. Sending Email
  13. Workflow Monitor
  14. Workflow Monitor Details
  15. Session and Workflow Logs
  16. Session Properties Reference
  17. Workflow Properties Reference

Character Set

Character Set

You can configure the Integration Service to run sessions in either ASCII or Unicode data movement mode.
The following table describes source file formats supported by each data movement path in PowerCenter:
Character Set
Unicode mode
ASCII mode
7-bit ASCII
Supported
Supported
US-EBCDIC
(COBOL sources only)
Supported
Supported
8-bit ASCII
Supported
Supported
8-bit EBCDIC
(COBOL sources only)
Supported
Supported
ASCII-based MBCS
Supported
Integration Service generates a warning message.
EBCDIC-based SBCS
Supported
Not supported. The Integration Service terminates the session.
EBCDIC-based MBCS
Supported
Not supported. The Integration Service terminates the session.
If you configure a session to run in ASCII data movement mode, delimiters, escape characters, and null characters must be valid in the ISO Western European Latin 1 code page. Any 8-bit characters you specified in previous versions of PowerCenter are still valid. In Unicode data movement mode, delimiters, escape characters, and null characters must be valid in the specified code page of the flat file.