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characteristic of char data type unable load special language

Dear Experts

A DTP load from DSO to cube failed.

The cause is a record having a field of char data type and the BI system flags the field of the incoming record from R/3  has an invalid characters although the infoobject is of data type char and the field length is sufficient.

In R/3 the document the field is showing as a foreign language. But in BI, the system detects this as invalid chars . The error message :


    Only the following standard characters are valid in characteristic
    values by default:


    Furthermore, characteristic values that only consist of the character #
    or that begin with ! are not valid.

    You are trying to load the invalid characteristic value 12345 ¼±¼ö±Ý &
    (hexidecimal representation 31323035313420BCB1BCF6B1DD ).

System Response

Please kindly advise how to address this.

1. Is there a feature in BI to set to allow this?

BI supports foreign languages other than english. So, with respect to this, how can this loading issue be addressed? Any setting in the infoobject?

2. Is there a way to ignore the error and continue to load as-is?

3.  I am thinking of asking the user to do a reversal and repost the document with alphanumeric characters. Is this advisable?

Please advise. Thanks very much.



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