You install Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 version 3.0 on a computer.
Note OLE DB Provider for DB2 version 3.0 is included in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack.
A column in a DB2 database contains some Hebrew characters and some numbers.
Note The Hebrew characters may appear first in the column, or the numbers may appear first in the column.
You run an application that retrieves the column value. This application uses OLE DB Provider to connect to the DB2 database.
In this scenario, the retrieved value has an incorrect order of the Hebrew characters and of the numbers.
For example, the following is returned if the column has the value:
This issue occurs because OLE DB Provider does not perform right-to-left code page conversions when a column contains some Hebrew characters and some numbers in the DB2 database. Therefore, the application retrieves the data in an incorrect order.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article. The English version of this hotfix package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported x86-based versions of Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 version 3.0
For all supported X64-based versions of Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 version 3.0
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 version 3.0
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.