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The CCSID of a database is only allowed to be ALTERed within the encoding scheme (in this case EBCDIC) and only to/from the euro-equivalent CCSID of the original EBCDIC CCSID. This is a legacy restriction at the design level.
After converting all TS from a single Database to UNICODE the only thing left is the old EBCDIC CCSID of the Database! For every new TS (single Table UTS) it is necessary to define the CCSID clause because the default is EBCDIC.
Please make the default CCSID of a database alterable using SQL!
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