You can specify the client character set in several ways. The system determines the client character set for a session according to the following order of precedence. Each higher numbered item, if it exists, supersedes the previous item.
1 If no default client character set is specified, the system automatically defaults to:
2 You can specify the default character set for client host groups, by HostID, in the DBC.HostsInfoV view. See “Assigning the Default Client Character Set by HostId” on page 57.
3 You can specify the default character set on the client computer when setting up application connections to the database, for example, when setting up the:
4 Users can specify the character set for a session using application settings, which override any defaults set by other methods. See “Assigning the Default Client Character Set for a Session” on page 59.