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JR27607: FOR DB2/ZOS DATABASE WITH BIDI CCSID (ARABIC OR HEBREW): COLUMN HEADERS APPEAR AS GARBAGE, AND ERROR -206 IN APPLY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you use CLP (Command Line Processor) or
    a CLI (Call Level Interface) application such as Command Editor
    in DB2 LUW (DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows) to query data
    in a DB2 on z/OS database, the column headers appear as garbage.
    
    The same defect might cause error -206 (SQL0206N) to occur when
    you run Data Propagator
    Apply to do replication from a DB2 LUW database to a DB2 on z/OS
    database.
    
    The symptoms of this defect occur when all these conditions are
    true:
    - the DB2 on z/OS database is DB2 version 8 or above,
    - DB2 registry variable DB2BIDI is set on,
    - the DB2 on z/OS database has a CCSID (Coded Character Set
      Identifier) that is for a BIDI (bidirectional) script.
    
    A bidirectional script is a script that is written partly from
    right to left and
    partly from left to right. Arabic and Hebrew are
    bidirectional scripts.
    
    The root cause of the problem is a wrong codepage conversion,
    caused by a difference in the DRDA (Distributed Relational
    Database Architecture)
    data that DB2 version 8 on z/OS sends to the DB2 LUW client,
    as compared with the DRDA buffers that
    DB2 version 7 on z/OS sends.
    
    APAR JR27608 describes another problem when querying a DB2 on
    z/OS database that is version 8 or above.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Users affected:
    Users of DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows who
    connect to a DB2 on z/OS database that is version 8 or above and
    has a CCSID (Coded Character Set Identifier) that is for a BIDI
    (bidirectional) script (such as Arabic or Hebrew).
    
    
    Problem Description:
    When you use CLP (Command Line Processor) or
    a CLI (Call Level Interface) application such as Command Editor
    in DB2 LUW (DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows) to query data
    in a DB2 on z/OS database, the column headers appear as garbage.
    
    The same defect might cause error -206 (SQL0206N) to occur when
    you run Data Propagator
    Apply to do replication from a DB2 LUW database to a DB2 on z/OS
    database.
    
    
    Problem Summary:
    The symptoms of this defect occur when all these conditions are
    true:
    - the DB2 on z/OS database is DB2 version 8 or above,
    - DB2 registry variable DB2BIDI is set on,
    - the DB2 on z/OS database has a CCSID (Coded Character Set
      Identifier) that is for a BIDI (bidirectional) script.
    
    A bidirectional script is a script that is written partly from
    right to left and
    partly from left to right. Arabic and Hebrew are
    bidirectional scripts.
    
    The root cause of the problem is a wrong codepage conversion,
    caused by a difference in the DRDA (Distributed Relational
    Database Architecture)
    data that DB2 version 8 on z/OS sends to the DB2 LUW client,
    as compared with the DRDA buffers that
    DB2 version 7 on z/OS sends.
    
    APAR JR27608 describes another problem when querying a DB2 on
    z/OS database that is version 8 or above.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Problem was first fixed in Version 9 Fix Pack 5
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR27607

  • Reported component name

    DB2 UDB ESE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5765F4101

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-10-11

  • Closed date

    2008-06-24

  • Last modified date

    2008-06-24

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    JR27599

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    JR27804

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 UDB ESE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5765F4101

Applicable component levels

  • R810 PSN

       UP

  • R910 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 October 2021