On-Demand Webinar

Encoding in SAS and considerations when moving from WLATIN to UTF-8

Part of the SAS Ask the Expert series

Now Available On-Demand

About the webinar

This is an overview of encoding, with an emphasis on how UTF-8 encoding works. It covers some of the possible pitfalls when moving from a single-byte encoding to a multibyte encoding.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What is encoding?
  • Effects of incorrect encoding
  • Controlling the encoding in SAS
  • Why truncation can occur and how to prevent it
  • Further reading

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About the Expert

Peter Hobart
Sr Associate Customer Success Manager, SAS

Peter is a certified SAS advanced programmer, data integration developer and SAS platform administrator. He has worked at SAS for 26 years, in customer support, education, architecture and now customer success. He has written several SAS courses and questions for the SAS certification exams, presented at SAS forums and customer events.