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Convert file from ANSI to UNICODE


Convert file from ANSI to UNICODE

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Currently, we generate file in ANSI. Is there a setting we need to change to generate files in UNICODE? or how can we convert ANSI files to UNICODE?
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Based on the little information you have provided, no.

How do you produce the ANSI file? SSIS? BCP? Copy and paste?

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select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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    Sorry. Yes BCP.
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    Have you tried the "-w" switch?

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    select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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    -N will export char data as Unicode
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    so use both -W and -N switch? also, what would i see different in the file to confirm its in unicode?
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    The file size should double, for example, for a unicode file. (2 bytes per character.)

    A text editor such as Ultraedit would confirm (Ctrl-H)
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    ok Thanks...So, do I use both -w and -n ?
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    SQL_Surfer (4/5/2013)
    ok Thanks...So, do I use both -w and -n ?


    Something like this will produce Unicode output.


    bcp "select N'test' as test" queryout test.txt -w -T



    You can check the format of the output file produced by opening it in Notepad.exe, then choose File...Save As... and at the bottom of the dialog window will be the file type Unicode.

    MM


    select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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    I generated the file with w option and it does look different than the file without w option. But I need to make sure if it is in Unicode format. I tried to open it in notepad then save as, The default encoding type is ANSI.
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