I am trying to change my oralce8i 8.1.7 installation on W2000 server character set from 'WE8ISO8859P1' to 'UTF8' when I am running 'alter database character set UTF8;' I am getting following error
alter database character set UTF8
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12712: new character set must be a superset of old character set.
But I need to change to UTF8. How can I do this?
Could someone help me please
03-17-2002, 07:55 AM
Want to do it officialy supported way, so your Oracle support contract remain walid? Then the only way is to do full export of your old database, create a brand new database with new character set and then import previously exported data.