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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 4, 2022

Enable "overwrite encoding as binary" for CLOB

We have several CLOB columns in DB2 that contain binary data. Due to 0x00 Byte values we can't transfer them into a TEXT column in postgreSQL (0X00 is not accepted in utf-8).

The Option "overwrite encoding as binary" on the CLOB Column in "Db2 for z/OS Remote Source" would solve the problem (we could transfer the data into a BYTEA Column in postgreSQL). But this option is disabled.

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  • Admin
    Alex Klufas
    Jan 31, 2023

    IBM Update: Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. We have reviewed it and deemed it valid. However, at this time, we will not be prioritizing it. Thank you.

  • Guest
    Dec 9, 2022

    0x00 is a valid Utf8 character. Every other database accepts character data containing 0x00. It is only PostgreSQL that will not accept it as valid character data.