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Using Text Data


There is currently an ASE limitation such that it cannot handle text data which changes in length due to character set conversion. If, in the process of retrieving text data from the server, the size of the data changes, you will not be able to retrieve the data.

This error occurs if all of the following are true:

The following is an example of the error message that appears:

TEXT data not supported when data size is changing between the ?utf8?and ?sjis? character sets due to character set conversion. The conversion ratio is 2:1. Please connect again with conversions off, or use client-side conversions.

For Unicode-enabled servers, this problem will definitely appear with the following languages or scripts: Arabic, Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, and Thai. It will also appear with Western European languages if the data contains accented Latin characters.

Note: This problem is not specific to Unicode. The same problem will show up if the client and the server are configured to use different character sets; and they are using a combination of Shift-JIS and EUC-JIS.

Affected Products



Support for conversion of text data is planned for a future release of ASE.

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