I am trying to import a dmp file from one database to another. The problem is that some special danish characters are not imported right because some character map conversion is done during import.
This is the info when I start the import with imp (see the note about possible character conversion):
Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 188.8.131.52.0 - Production With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options Export file created by EXPORT:V10.02.01 via conventional path import done in WE8ISO8859P1 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set import server uses AL32UTF8 character set (possible charset conversion) . importing USERNAME's objects into USERNAME . . importing table "TABLE2" IMP-00019: row rejected due to ORACLE error 12899 IMP-00003: ORACLE error 12899 encountered ORA-12899: værdi er for stor for kolonnen "USERNAME"."TABLE2"."NAME" (faktisk: 32, maksimum: 30) Column 1 408261 Column 2 KUBEN FÆLLES MÅLER
Each special character (typically Æ, Ø and Å) are using 2 charactes instead of 1, and the data are padded with spaces to fill up, so this causes an error that the data contains 31 caharacters for this field, and the field is defined as size 30.
The export that generated the dmp file was executed like this:
SET CHARACTERSET=WE8PC850 SET NLS_LANG=DANISH SET NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS=., exp username/password@server1 dumpfile.dmp
The import was executed like this: How do I make this work correctly?
SET CHARACTERSET=WE8PC850 SET NLS_LANG=DANISH SET NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS=., imp username/password@server2 fromuser=username touser=username commit=y ignore=y file=dumpfile.dmp log=dumpfile.log
What can be done to get this right? It seems like the
imp ignores the charset used, as the import server uses AL32UTF8 (which is wrong).