Question: I am running a data pump import
and I get an nls_lang not compatible error. I do not
know the nls_lang of my dmp file. How do I get the
nls_lang to display for a dmp file? Then, how do I
overcome the nls_lang not compatible error?
Answer: You can use the show=y
parameter in the "imp" utility to see the nls_lang for
a dmp file:
/u01> imp scott/tiger
import done in US7ASCII character set and
AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set import server uses
WE8ISO8859P1 character set (possible charset conversion)
To resolve the "not compatible error. make sure that the
NLS parameters match on both databases
SQL> show parameter
NAME TYPE VALUE
In this case you would to your nls_lang system parameter
before the import:
$ set NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.UTF8
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