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Michel_B
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Upgrade with non-Unicode characters

I have a R77.30 that I'd like to upgrade to R80. When I run the pre_upgrade_verification tool it comes back with the error "Objects with non-Unicode characters" in the tables network_objects and sem_network_objects. I went through the object names of every item in both tables but couldn't find a non-unicode character. I don't want to use non-unicode characters anyway, so I'd change them to be compatible if I knew which objects we're talking about. How can I find out which object exactly causes this issue?

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Danny
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sk114739 provides the solution and utility you are looking for.

JozkoMrkvicka
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Hello,

sk114739 doesn't provide solution, just workaround.
The original question was how to FIND those objects.
If the pre-verified was able to identify them, why not simply show all the objects which contains non-Unicode characters ?

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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Danny
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Well, in my Check Point Support Tools - Top 10 you'll find a tool called Confwiz that easily exports all R77.30 objects into XML files. You can very easily grep for Non-Unicode characters with any advanced Text Editor.

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PhoneBoy
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Confwiz is definitely "not supported" anymore, though I guess it will still work for the task. Seems like this is an area for improvement, though.
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Falk
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Hi,

So the Easiest way to get these nasty non unicodes are the confwiz?
We have tried to run the regex's against the mgmt backup objects_5_0.C, but no cigar.

Is the confwiz a readonly tool?

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Kind Regards Falk

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