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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » MobiLink - Server Administration » MobiLink reference » Character set considerations » Character set conversion during synchronization


ODBC driver character set conversion

Because most consolidated databases are unlikely to use Unicode, it is important to understand how the ODBC driver for your consolidated database system converts data to and from Unicode. Some ODBC drivers use the language settings of the computer running MobiLink to determine what character set to use. In these cases, it is best if the language and code-page settings of the computer running the MobiLink server match those of the consolidated database.

Other ODBC drivers, such as the driver for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, allow each connection to use a specific character set. To avoid conversion errors, the character set used by MobiLink should be set to match that of the consolidated database.

For a detailed description of how character set conversions take place in your consolidated database server's ODBC driver, consult that product's ODBC driver documentation.