HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Unicode support on r3batch

Starting with R/3 version 4.7 (R/3 Enterprise), Unicode is used on all layers of the R/3 system:
  • UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-32 on the database
  • UTF-16 on the application server and graphical user interface

r3batch uses the UTF-8 code page internally. Because it communicates with SAP R/3 at the application server layer, it uses UTF-16 when communicating with Unicode-enabled SAP R/3 systems.

To use Unicode support, the following conditions must be met:
  • Access method for SAP must run on one of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and later on IA32, 32-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and later on x64, 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and later on IA64, 64-bit
    • IBM® AIX®, 64-bit
    • Sun Solaris Operating Environment, 64-bit
    • Sun Solaris Operating Environment for Opteron
    • HP-UX for Integrity
    • HP-UX for PA-RISC, 64-bit
    • Linux on xSeries
    • Linux on zSeries, 64-bit
    The product does not support Unicode on the other operating systems where it can be installed.
  • The SAP R/3 systems that communicate with r3batch must be running Unicode-enabled SAP R/3 versions.

If these conditions are not met, you cannot use Unicode support and must make sure that r3batch, the Dynamic Workload Console, and the target SAP R/3 system code page settings are aligned. Use the options related to national language support described in SAP R/3 supported code pages.