Re: Unicode and Oracle and ODBC

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 16:33:05 EST

Why not use the OLE DB provider instead? It would do a much better job, from
what I have been told!


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Deuter" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 11:44 AM
Subject: Unicode and Oracle and ODBC

> We have been having difficulty using Unicode with Oracle through ODBC.
> Apparently the most current ODBC drivers were written to the Oracle 7 API
> which
> does not have support for NCHAR and NVARCHAR2. We have tried to find an
> updated ODBC driver from Microsoft, Oracle, and others but none seems to
> exist.
> This seems fairly incredible to me since Oracle is such a popular database
> and
> has such a presence around the world.
> Does anyone know how to use Unicode with Oracle using ADO through ODBC?
> Thanks,
> Paul
> Paul Deuter
> Internationalization Manager

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