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DB: Invalid characters in ELINK_INDEX.LINK_TEXT_NORMAL

  • Article Type: Known Issue
  • Product: Voyager
  • Product Version: 7.2.0
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local;


On Linux, the normalized link text (ELINK_INDEX.LINK_TEXT_NORMAL) is unreadable text / set of characters that are not normalized link text.

Defect Status

Issue 16384-19330 / VYG-1174 is resolved for Voyager 8.2.0 and higher.

Replication Steps

1. Run this sql query on a database that has elinks, and that is running RHEL:
select link_text
, link_text_normal
from elink_index;
2. Note that link_text_normal is not a normalization of link_text, but is instead an assortment of unreadable characters.
3. If copy & search using the unreadable characters, records are retrieved.

  • Article last edited: 3/5/2015