|Problems? Is your data what you think it is?|
Re: MSSQL to MySQL via perlby jfroebe (Parson)
|on May 12, 2009 at 14:02 UTC||Need Help??|
Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase ASE/IQ/SQL Anywhere will replace unknown characters with a question mark when the default character set does not match the character set of the data being imported.
Recommendation: extract the data out of you MySQL database in a delimited file (csv) using the utf8 (unicode) character set. Import into SQL Server using bcp specifying utf8 with "-Jutf8" parameter and character mode "-c".