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  1. #1
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    exp from WE8MSWIN1252/ imp to UTF8

    Hi all,

    I did an exp on the db with WE8MSWIN1252 and import the file into UTF8 database the import run successful; however, the user had issue with the app, the error is :

    ORA-12899: value too large for column.........

    this is look like the characterset issues but I thought WE8MSWIN1252 is the subset of UTF8.

    any thoughts?

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    UTF8 needs extra bytes since it is unicode. You need to increase the size of the offending column on the source system and then export and re-import. You can also grab the sql from the table in question and pre-create the table taking care to increase the size of the offending column before you do.
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