2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 29, 2012 11:15 AM by Jan Baeteman RSS

Java - Prerequisite Unicode ?

Jan Baeteman
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we are on SAP MySAP ERP 2004 (ECC 5.0 - NW2004 ) , with only ABAP stack activated, no JAVA stack yet. No UNICODE active , code page Latin 1; DIMP active

If we want e.g. use the Employee Self Services , we have to activate the Java Stack.


I heard from another customer that UNICODE is pre-requisite for JAVA ; Is this correct ? Where can I find documentation on this ?

We looked into OSS, PAM, Java SAP Installation Guide,  but don't find prerequisites in that direction. Only some notes about MDMP, but that we don't use.


kind regards


Jan Baeteman

  • Re: Java - Prerequisite Unicode ?
    Desiree Matas
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    Hi Jan


    The Java stack is always unicode, but still it is possible to add the java (unicode) add-in to a non-unicode ABAP stack.


    Anyway, keep in mind that full integration between ABAP and JAVA components can be achieved  only with Unicode Systems, as JAVA is based on Unicode. In  non-Unicode systems there is always danger of data loss during text  data transfer from the J2EE part to the ABAP part.