Data Transfer and different Charactersets

From: Amir Gheibi <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 15:13:37 +0800
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I have inherited an Oracle 10g (10.2.0) with the following charcterset information installed in a HP-UX server:

NLS_CHARACTERSET: AL32UTF8 I also have another Oracle 10g installed in my own laptop (windows XP) with the following charcterset information:

NLS_CHARACTERSET: WE8MSWIN1252 I'm trying to use "imp" and "exp" to export data from a tablespace in my own database and import it into the server database.

But the import process terminates because of the difference between server database's charcterset and the export file's. Is there a way to export or import data with different character set or convert the characterset on the fly?

I'm connecting to this server using VPN from my client. And I should say that I'm not a DBA. I'm maintaining this server temporarily.

Any help or idea is appreciated.

Received on Fri Nov 14 2008 - 01:13:37 CST

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