in reply to Encoding issue from DBI to string
What version of Perl are you using? Also, if you can find the version of the Perl DBI library and report that too, other Monks may find the information useful.
Also I think you need to show a bit more code - it would be nice to eliminate that as the problem.
I'm not sure that the above items will give a result, but if everything on the DB side looks right, then maybe its something to do with Perl.
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