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Author's profile photo Anjali P

Issue with loading Chinese Characters


In this blog I would like to discuss about the issue we faced in loading Chinese Characters to BI and how we solved it.

The client we work for had issues wherein all the data maintained in Chinese language were getting updated as “######” in BI while it was maintained correctly in the source system.  In our scenario, the Master Data was getting loaded daily using a Process chain.



1)     1) Checked whether ‘ALL CAPITAL’ is maintained in Tcode RSKC and reconfirmed it in table RSALLOWEDCHAR




      2) Checked the Connection Parameters for the Source System. 

        In RSA1 under modeling tab–>Source System–>Context menu Connection Param.

        In the Logon and security tab, Language should be left BLANK ( EN shouldn’t be maintained) and in MDMP & Unicode tab Unicode should be selected.




1)     3) In SM 59, test the RFC connections or click on the ‘Connection test’ in the above screenshot.

      In DEV, we also enabled ‘Lowercase letters’ for the InfoObjects which had issues while loading Chinese characters.  These changes we collected in requests and transported to PRD.



In PRD, we deleted the requests with red status and loaded the data manually.  From the next process chain run onwards Chinese characters were getting loaded to BI.


Thank you to all SDN members whose suggestions helped to sort out the issue.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Work. Thanks for putting it together!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I don't think it's mentioned that two RFC connections should be checked the one from BW to R3 and the one from R3 to BW, both should be Unicode.


      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K

      HI Anjali,

      Nice solution, but I have one doubt. Can you clarify me? To load any language other than English, do we need to install any patch for  that particular language in BW system? Or BW will automatically consider any language if we just follow your solution?

      What do we do in I18N t-code?

      Nice work by you.



      Author's profile photo Prashanth Konduru
      Prashanth Konduru

      Hi Suman,

      As far as i know there is need for any patch to load data of a particular language in to BW system. Using I18N tcode we can configure the Language Key which you want to load in BW system.

      Or call the report RSCPINST directly via transaction SE38.

      refer the Note 42305 - RSCPINST (I18N configuration tool) for more information on I18N tcode.



      Author's profile photo Shyamala Valeti
      Shyamala Valeti


      Nice document with clear explanation