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Unanswered: Thai Character As Primary Key Search Problem
I had a table, where the primary key field is a VARCHAR that stores Thai character. Now the problem arrised when I tried to do a SELECT operation using Thai character as the primary key. Sample SELECT had changed to question marks (?):
SELECT * FROM LOS.BUS_TYPE WHERE CODE = '2?'
Any help please.
DB2 Thai Character problems
Can you tell me what is your database codeset and collate option when the database is created? TIS620-1 and NLSCHAR?
Can you specifiy the db2 version? "db2level" will tell you the level.
Yeah, the CODESET thing is correct. My DB2 is a basic level of :
DB21085I Instance "DB2" uses DB2 code release "SQL07025" with level identifier
"03060105" and informational tokens "DB2 v22.214.171.124", "n020616" and "WR21311".
Thai TIS620-1 NLSCHAR collation
Try upgrade from v7 fp7 to v7 fp9 or newer. There is a APAR, IY39449, for the TIS620-1 NLSCHAR collation. The APAR was fixed in v7 fp9.
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/produc.../APARLIST.html shows the list of APAR in v7 fp9:
IY39449 CREATING INDEXES WITH NLS COLLATION USING THAI CODE SET TIS620-1 MAY CAUSE INDEX KEYS TO BE OUT OF ORDER
Thanks for the information, as discussed with my colleuge, after patched the DB with the FP9, another issue with the IE to set the default language to Thai. This is more to development issues.