Re: Unicode data migration from SQL Server to Oracle

Hi,

You could look into oracle heterogeneous services, just google for these
terms, you find enough, no need for transparent gateway (license). I think
you need odbc for this, so for windows no problem, for unix you could look
at the datadirect drivers (from Merrant ?). Used it years ago, pretty
straighforward.

regards,

Jan

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Goulet, Richard
<Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  Michael,
>
>     If that's what your developers want then your only option, that I know
> of, is Oracle's transparent gateway to Sql*Server.  You install it on the
> Sql*server database machine & then create database links inside Oracle to
> it.  Not very hard to set up(should take you about an hour max).  Very easy
> to use and you can control whether or not they can update Sql*Server data
> from Oracle.
>
>
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> *From:* oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Michael Rosenblum
> *Sent:* Friday, November 07, 2008 1:06 PM
> *To:* 'Jared Still'
> *Cc:* oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* RE: Unicode data migration from SQL Server to Oracle
>
>  It is not a problem to push data from SQL Server to Oracle even
> using Microsoft's "Import and Export Data" utility (as long as Oracle's
> own ODBC drivers are used)
>
> But our developers want to have views on Oracle side that would point to
> SQL Server tables - and write migration scripts againt these views.
>
> Regards,
> Michael Rosenblum
> Dulcian Inc
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Jared Still [mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx]
> *Sent:* Friday, November 07, 2008 12:12 PM
> *To:* mrosenblum@xxxxxxxxxxx
> *Cc:* oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* Re: Unicode data migration from SQL Server to Oracle
>
> Have you tried using the Migration Workbench in SQL Developer?
> It doesn't require using ODBC.
> The Oracle connection is via Java connector, and the SQL Server
> connection is via open source SQL Server connector (jTDS)
>
> If you do try it, use version 1.2.  The new 1.5 version of SQL  Developer
> doesn't work for the SQL Server -> Oracle migration.
>
> I just used it this week, and have a question in on OTN for the 1.5
> version.
>
>
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Michael Rosenblum 
> <mrosenblum@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>
>>  Good morning, all!
>>
>> Currently we are building a system in Ethiopia – and as a part of the
>> project need to do a data migration. So…
>>
>> 1. Source – SQL Server 2000 Database with a number of tables with NVARCHAR
>> datatype
>>     a. Stored data is in Ge'ez language – it does mean that there is no
>> standard locale.
>>     b. SQL Server internally is using UCS-2 to store Unicode data
>> (compatible with UTF16)
>> 2. Target – Oracle 10g (10.2.0.4) Enterprise edition on Windows 2003
>> Server 32-bit
>>     a. NLS_CHARACTERSET = AL32UTF8
>>     b. NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET=AL16UTF16
>> 3. Migration mechanism - Heterogeneous Services via ODBC
>>
>> Problem - *Unicode data comes to Oracle as '?'*.
>>
>> And it is not a visual affectation:
>>
>> SQL> select ascii("Column1") a, "Column1" from test@db_link
>> A          Column1
>> ---------  --------
>> 63         ?
>> SQL>
>>
>> Attempted actions:
>> 1. OLEDB – the same problem
>> 2. Third party ODBC drivers – don't even recognize NVARCHAR columns
>> 3. Played with HS_LANGUAGE and HS_NLS_LANG – no impact.
>>
>> Any ideas/suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Michael Rosenblum
>> Dulcian Inc.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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