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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 27, 2020

ODBC 1371E support

Please enable the App Packages for Windows / Linux / Mac / PASE that provides ODBC to support full 1371E with Unicode surrogates.

Use Case:

Please enable the App Packages for Windows / Linux / Mac / PASE that provides ODBC to support full 1371E with Unicode surrogates.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2021

    Support for unicode surrogates and variation selectors has been added for conversions between Unicode and CCSIDs 1399, 16684, 1388, 1371, 1377, and 1379, matching the support available on the IBM i.
    1. Make sure the IBM i partition is current on PTFs.
    2. Get the latest version of the IBM i Access Client Solutions Windows Application Package from May 2021 or later.
    - New installs of the ACS Windows Application Package will get the changes immediately.
    - When upgrading from a previous version, the existing .tbl files at C:\Users\Public\Documents\IBM\Client Access will need to be renamed or removed before upgrading so that the new versions from the IBM i partition will be retrieved.

  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2020

    IBM has received this request and will consider it for a future code update.

  • Guest
    Nov 17, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. There is a set of clients that require this support in the Asian market, so IBM should definitely support their need.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Nov 13, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None