Character Set Scanner


Oracle Applications Compatibility

All Oracle Applications customers must refer to MOS note 124721.1: "Migrating an Applications Installation to a New Character Set". This document describes and explains the supported path to upgrade/migrate an existing Applications installation to UTF8.

Database Compatibility

The character set scanner is certified with any Oracle database on any platform running under the same release except you cannot mix ASCII and EBCDIC based platforms. For example, a 9.2.0 version of the Scanner on any ASCII based platform is certified to run with any 9.2.0 database on any ASCII based platform. It is recommended that you run the character set scanner in the same Oracle Home as the database when possible.

Character Set Scanner Downloads

The Character Set Scanner for Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Database 11g releases is delivered as a component of the database software. Similarly, patches for those Character Set Scanner versions are available on My Oracle Support under the Oracle Database Family.

Note: Character Set Scanner is no longer supported or bundled with Oracle Database 12c. The Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) is the replacement tool for the Character Set Scanner.

Download links for older Character Set Scanner versions are included below.


Release 1.2 - readme


Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for Solaris (32-bit)
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for Solaris (64-bit)
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for AIX
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for AIX 5L
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for Linux
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for HP-UX
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for HP Tru64
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for HP IA64
Oracle9i 9.2.0 Character set scanner for Windows

Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for Solaris (32-bit)
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for Solaris (64-bit)
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for AIX
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for Linux
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for HP-UX
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for HP Tru64
Oracle9i 9.0.1 Character set scanner for Windows

Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for Solaris
Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for AIX
Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for Linux
Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for HP-UX
Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for HP Tru64
Oracle8i 8.1.7 Character set scanner for Windows


Release 1.0 - readme


Oracle8i 8.1.6 Character set scanner for Solaris
Oracle8 8.0.6 Character set scanner for Solaris
Oracle8i 8.1.6 Character set scanner for NT