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Displaying Greek values read from Database

Sridhar Karanam

Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi Friends,

I have a problem in dispalying Greek values. I am using SQL Server database. And in one of the tables i am having greek values. In the table i can see the value appearing in greek language, but when i dispaly it on my console i am getting the values as ???.

This is my code, can anybody please tell me what are the changes to be made to this code.

Connection con = null;

try {
con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://;user=sapdata;password=sapdata;");
Statement s = con.createStatement();
ResultSet rs = s.executeQuery("select * from VIEW_Identifier where id='100005'");
String temp = rs.getString("Field_Value");
System.out.println("The value is :"+temp);

catch (Exception e) {

This is the greek value
The output i get is

Thanks for any help
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42959
Welcome to JavaRanch.

What character encoding does the DB use? Is your console capable of displaying Unicode (or even just ASCII above 127) characters? Many consoles can only display ASCII properly.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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