RE: Data Transfer and different Charactersets

From: Hazem Ameen <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:50:49 +0300
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Before exporting did you set the NLS_LANG to AL32UTF8  

And you should set the NLS_LANG to WE8MSWIN1252 before importing  

If you use data pump for export and import then there is no need to set any NLS_LANG. The utility does the conversion for you.  

Here is a little test we ran similar to yours sion/  


From: [] On Behalf Of Amir Gheibi
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 10:14 AM To:
Subject: Data Transfer and different Charactersets  


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 - 09:50:49 CST

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