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Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Hi All,


i am trying integrate Dow Jones watchlist with SAS AML 5.1 which need the SAS set to be to  encoding to UTF-8. so I intend to change the encoding from Arabic to UTF-8. After a lot investigation , i came across a document that mentioned how same can be achieved:-

here after changing the this encoding option Previously running job are failing saying encoding is incorrect so what all option I have to integrate the Dow Jones Watchlist with SAS AML? 

Any help will be appreciated. 



Amethyst | Level 16

Hi @MG18,


changing encoding to UTF-8 would enable reading and printing additional sets of characters.


However, all your data procesing (jobs. ETLs, etc) should be adapted as well. Perhaps even transcoding.


I would like to recommend you to read this great document

Good food for thoughts.


And, besides this, what kind of errors are you getting, and with what operations?

Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Dear @JuanS_OCS 


Really sorry for this but i forgot to mention I am using SAS 9.3 not the SAS 9.4.

If you have any link regarding this request you to provide the same.

Amethyst | Level 16

Hello @MG18,


for what you want to achieve, there should not be much difference.

Anyways, this is what is available for 9.3:

Lapis Lazuli | Level 10


Hi , 

 I have checked your reply for some another question regarding encoding option and I have few question regarding below option :- 


- Can this be achieved with out doing system wide change?

The best option is to create an additional and separated SASApp server, to be set as utf8, and let only the required processes and users to use it. Or just use the libname statements.


1) How can we achieve this in SAS9.3 ? is there any specific link for this ? i just came to this link and request you to have a look into this link and tell me can i proceed with changes ?

2) How can we revert the changes if above option didn't work ?

how can we take back up of existing system or taking meta data back through SMD is sufficient for this also?

Amethyst | Level 16

Hi there @MG18,


I was on holidays and now back again.

I think I could answer your questions in the other post 🙂

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