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Helper III
Helper III

ODBC Error - Not sure how to resolve it

Hi all


OK so I am getting this error with an SQL query:


Details: "ODBC: ERROR [22P05] ERROR: character with byte sequence 0xe2 0x80 0x8e in encoding "UTF8" has no equivalent in encoding "WIN1252";
Error while executing the query"



Anyone know how I can get around this issue?

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Conseguimos resolver da seguinte forma.


Driver={PostgreSQL Unicode(x64)}; Server= IP do servidor ; Port= Nome da porta; Database= Nome do Bando de dados


Colocando isso na conexão do ODBC, e mudei o DNS do usuário colocando unicode, e no DNS do sistema para Unicode também.

Regular Visitor

Clicking on the "Manage DSN" Button and changing the driver from "PostgreSQL ANSI(x64)" to "PostgreSQL Unicode(x64)" solved it for me.

You have to save and restart the machine tough 

Screenshot 2022-03-24 Correct.jpg

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I have same problem, anyone have find out solution?, please

Super User
Super User



If so, you'll need to change character encoding to unicode (maybe in the DSN)-  (or find a different driver as in this    ssrs odbsc error thread )

Ah ok, yes, postgres


So I changed the DSN to unicode in the ODBC connector.  I thought it had worked as it shows me the load sample data


odbc error.PNGerror 2 odbc.PNG

Any idea why this might still be happening?  Thanks for your help on this.  

Getting closer!

Can you experiment by clicking 'edit'  instead of load.  Can you get to the Advanced editor and try a different encoding?  Try selecting a more limited selection of fields.  That might help you discover whether it's an unusual character that doesn't translate to code page 1252 in Windows or a hidden character.



Found this on the forum:

Using the postgres ODBC and configuring the connection in unicode mode on System DSN the issue is solved (PBI connection will be ODBC)


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