Type
  • Problem
Description
  • This article explains why a string search performed on a flat/log file may return an abnormal output.
Additional Keywords
  • File Monitoring, Log File, String Search

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Knowledge Base

Monitoring Studio: Unexpected Output for a String Search

KB1017 - Sep 24, 2009

Description

The flat/log file string search returns a value different than the expected one when using the unsupported Unicode file format.

Symptoms

For example, the string 'Financial forecast' present in a flat/log file will return the expression "ÿp2" instead.

Solution

If the file was generated from a database, configure your database to export its log files in ASCII mode instead of Unicode.

For a flat file, convert it to the ASCII format.