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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2017

0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character.

Since we started using SQL more and more to build and parse XML we are running into SQL state error of 0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character. Our only known fix for this is to do a regular expression statement on each column that has or could have an invalid xml character in it.
Could we have a system setting that automatically ignored any invalid xml character when building the xml. This would be better than throwing the error?

Use Case:

Our automated process to build and ship out XML data from the DB is failing on characters that are considered invalid for XML. Having the process ignore the characters and not fail is a better alternative to it failing.
Coding to handle this situation is very time consuming and also taxing on the DB server.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2020

    Since the requested information has not been provided in the last 4 months, this RFE is being closed.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    In order to provide an appropriate solution, the IBM i development team would like some additional information. From your description, this appears to be a problem when using the XML publishing functions. Can you provide an example of the characters that are causing trouble, including the CCSID value of the database column containing the characters, and what your XML function invocation looks like? Thank you!