enable permissive unicode

enable permissive unicode enables or disables SAP ASE to ignore Unicode noncharacters.

Summary Information

Default value

0 (off)

Valid values

0 (off), 1(on)



Display level


Required role

System administrator

Configuration group

Application Functionality

enable permissive unicode configuration parameter allows you to include random binary data when enabled (set to 1). However, once you enable enable permissive unicode, SAP ASE correctly sorts only valid UTF-8 data.

Note: The default value for enable permissive unicode depends on the value to which enable functionality group is set. If you set enable functionality group to:

However, if you set enable permissive unicode to 1, it uses a value of 1 regardless of what you set enable functionality group to.

See enable functionality group.