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SAP & myOleMiss Unavailable for Unicode Upgrade

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, in order to perform a Unicode upgrade on the SAP production system.  The systems are scheduled to be unavailable until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. (Note: The University of Mississippi will be closed for the Christmas & Winter Break during this time.)

The Office of Information Technology (IT) technical staff will perform this upgrade to change the way characters are stored in the database that is used by SAP. Moving to the well-known Unicode standard gives us the ability to support a richer set of characters allowing more flexibility in interfacing with other software applications. Additionally, Unicode is required for future options, such as using SAP’s in-memory HANA platform.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk at

662-915-5222 or via email at

Thank you for your patience as we perform this important work. IT staff will be working diligently to re-open the system as soon as possible.

Office of Information Technology

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