16.10 - Truncation Exceptions When Converting Fixed Length Columns - Teradata Database

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
User Guide
featnum
B035-1125-161K

Sharing the fixed length KANJISJIS server character set fields involves a different problem. The applications need to place enough padding within the field so that when it is converted to a different form-of-use, say KANJISJIS to KanjiEUC character set, the meaningful characters in the string are not truncated.

Truncation due to conversion and length change does not occur for KANJI1 server character set fields.

Because of the length change problem, you should use varying character fields when different representations can vary in length.