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4.6C to ERP6.0 Upgrade - what are the recommendations for Unicode and Java

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Hi All,

Forgive such a basic question.

We are just beginning to look at our ERP6.0 upgrade and am unclear whether we should convert to unicode at the same time, and also what are the uses for the Java stack.


We are a single language Latin-1 site so don't need Unicode. However will it become mandatory eventually? Are we better, if we have the opportunity now, just to convert. Also I believe the Java stack is only Unicode. Does ASCII ABAP and Java Unicode complicate things?


Will we need it? We are proposing a technical upgrade from our 4.6c Javaless environment. Where does Java come in to play in ERP6.0? Doesn't it increase greatly the iSeries HW requirements? (I'm looking at a 2 way 550 at the moment)

Look forward to hearing your views.



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Hi Stephen,

at the moment, in a latin-1 environment Unicode is for old customers not a requrirement. This might change in 5-10 years ...

Java: No problem at all with ASCII (in latin-1 environments)

=> there is no need for you, but you could go for it. We did several Unicode conversions already and these Latin-1 conversions are pretty easy and simple especially on iSeries, because of the special InPlace Unicode Conversion.

... but this can be done at any time ...


Volker Gueldenpfennig, - -