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Convert all the data of table (which have both encoding data) into single encoding either utf8 or latin1 [closed]

We have table which consists of two different encoding data (utf8 and latin1) which has been inserted from two different use cases of application. We are getting broken strings issue for other ...
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Characterset in SQL Server - Migrating data from Oracle 8i to SQL Server 2012

I'm migrating data from Oracle 8i to a new MS SQL Server instance (2012). My Oracle database has: NLS_CHARACTERSET = US7ASCII I'm completely new to SQL Server - how do I configure the SQL Server ...
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howto choose the right character set in MariaDB

if there are multiple character sets that can properly encode my data, how to choose one? Is there any difference in disk or memory usage? When joining tables do they need the same char set? Other ...
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Oracle DB export, possible charset conversion if NLS_LANG not set

I need to export an Oracle database from one server and import it on another server. But I am getting the following information message at the beginning: Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Release ...
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Cannot set character_set_database and character_set_server to utf8mb4

I'm trying to convert my MySQL server and its already existing schemas to the utf8mb4 character set. Preliminary Notes: I'm using Xampp (with MySQL 5.6.24). Default options are read from the ...
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Which accented characters are considered the same?

In MySQL, certain characters are considered the same when performing searches, e.g. 'n' and 'ñ'; unless you specify BINARY in the condition. Is there a list somewhere of the characters that are ...
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Properly configuring Oracle Charset and NLS parameters

I'm trying to figure out the reason why Oracle SQL Developer shows question marks/rubbish on non-latin symbols. Currently I have 2 DBs on separate severs/instances, one of which works fine, and the ...
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Are there any known problems caused by having NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS set to CHAR on an Oracle database?

I've always thought that anyone using a database where NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS set to BYTE when using a multi-byte character set needed their heads examined, but recently a customer of ours said that ...
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Searching/selecting database content and smart quotes

I have a utf8 encoded mysql table where the content has been entered using smart quotes. My client is complaining that when users search the site content, the relevant results don't show up. This is ...
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How to disable case sensitivity in SQL Server 2012?

I tried to update collation_name in sys.databases. I am trying to change 'SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS' to 'SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS' in order to disable case sensitivity in table. update d set ...
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Trying to support unicode in MySQL database

I am doing a project in which I have to save tweets into my MySQL database. The problem is some tweets contains smilies and other symbols which I am not able to save - it shows error like below: ...
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Firebird 2.5 - difference between starting with and = (equal) string searches

Background I have DB that was created on Windows, FB 2.5.0 (long ago). It was subsequently upgraded, over the years, to 2.5.4. Yesterday I wanted to test it on Ubuntu, which has FB 2.5.2 maintained ...
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Handling lossy data before character- set migration

I am trying to migrate a database from US7ASCII to AL32UTF8 using CSSCAN. During the initial scanning using CSSCAN we have found the presence of lossy data both in data dictionary() and application ...
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Unicode character replication MSSQL to MYSQL in Symmetric DS

I'm doing replication from MSSQL to MYSQL using symmetricds and it is working fine. Now , the problem is: In the SQL Server table , I have a column defined as NVARCHAR(20) which accepts unicode ...
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nbsp character might not be passing as nbsp to the MySQL backend

I am following a tutorial where a web application written in PHP, blacklists spaces from the input(The 'id' parameter). The task is to add other characters, which essentially bypasses this blacklist, ...
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Oracle NLS_CHARACTERSET mismatch while import

I have source Dump with NLS_CHARACTERSET WE8MSWIN1252 NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET AL16UTF16 Requires the target database system is with NLS_CHARACTERSET AL32UTF8 NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET ...
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Removing per column and table collation and charset

I recently completed a transition of a database from CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=latin1 to CHARSET=utf8mb4 COLLATE=utf8mb4_unicode_ci. During the process tables were migrated one at a time by altering their ...
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Database Importing Collation

Migrating from DB2 found this error message: Error message: Incorrect string value: '\xF2\xAC\x9F\xB0or...' for column 'column_name' This is when trying to import an XML to MySQL. I should have a ...
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How to determine character encoding in Hyper SQL database

I have Hyper SQL database and I don't know what is current character set. Is it set for whole DB or it can be different for every table? How to evaluate encoding in my base?
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extract all unique chars from all texts across the table

I have a huge mysql table (20 columms by 320.000 rows) that contains a lot of text from a lot of languages and the problem is that I need to identify all the unique characters in that table. For ...
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Gotchas converting latin1_swedish_ci to utf8mb4_unicode_ci

I have a MySQL 5.5.31 database which has approx 220 tables - of these 220 tables, around half of them are already using utf8mb4_unicode_ci but the "older" tables are still using latin1_swedish_ci. The ...
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Slave executing queries with different charset

I need to change a database charset because of this issue and I solved my issue in staging environment with the SQL command ALTER TABLE `articles` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE ...
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MySQL silently replaces UTF chars with literal question marks

I'm experiencing a situation similar to this SO question i.e. I'm working with a legacy database which has UTF8 content in latin1 tables (pretty ugly I know). Now I'm getting new data from a new ...
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How to convert a MySQL database from utf8mb4 to utf8?

I would like to convert a MySQL database, which has utf8mb4 character set and utf8mb4_unicode_ci collation, to utf8 and utf8_unicode_ci. How to do that please? Thank you in advance for your ...
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Dump with special characters in table column name

I'm taking over an old database, and while doing recovery tests from my dump I found out a table is wrongly backed up, the table definition is truncated. Looking at the live db I've found a column ...
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How to determine column character set used on creation?

I have this SQL creation statement: CREATE TABLE `testdb`.`new_table` ( `id` INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `text_default` VARCHAR(45) NULL, `text_latin` VARCHAR(45) CHARACTER SET 'latin1' ...
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unable to insert utf8mb4 characters in mysql 5.6

recently i was facing problem in inserting emoji and other 4 bytes character in my mysql database then i found that my mysql version was 5.1 and it does not support utf8mb4 so i upgraded to mysql 5.6 ...
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How to convert html entities in Oracle?

I'm trying to decode html containing html entities. I've tried dbms_xmlgen.convert and utl_i18n.unescape_reference but the results are less than satisfactory. SET ESCAPE ON; SELECT ...
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MySQL Workbench run SQL script file Character Set encoding issue

Upon running a .sql file for creating a schema in MySQL Workbench 6.1, it prompts a window saying it cannot decide the right character set What's the proper thing to do?
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Completely disable all support for a certain CHAR SET in MySQL?

Is it possible to completely disallow certain charsets in MySQL and force an error and/or force everything into the server's chosen default charset?
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Remove question marks from database(latin1_general_ci table)?

How can I remove question marks(not diamond shaped) from a latin1_general_ci MyISAM table? I tried going back to utf8 and tried to apply things in ...
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utf8mb4 in SQL Server Express

We have some web applications based on databases using utf8mb4 as character set and utf8mb4_Standard as collation. We saw that we can use any character we want with this setting. In SQL Server ...
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DBD::mysql complains “Character set 'latin1' is not a compiled character set”

I think this boils down to "Am I doomed to upgrading mysql hoping the problem goes away?". I've seen a few of the same issues around the internet but with no guidance on a fix other than "Did you turn ...
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change character set in mysql permanently

I want to change following parameters to utf8mb4 so that mysql can store emoji characters and special language characters. but when i try running following statements one by one SET ...
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Want to create partitions of a MySQL table and change the charset of new partitions

I have a database table which contains large amount of data. I have written a script to create new partitions every week and drop old partitions (which are of no use). Currently, I have a column in ...
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Netezza LIKE operator not finding subsequent backslashes

Netezza is able to find records when using the LIKE operator when the first character contains a backslash character. But when subsequent characters contain a backslash character, it cannot. How can ...
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MySQLSyntaxErrorException on ALTER TABLE … CONVERT TO … in MySQL Connector/J

Running Ubuntu 14.04 with mysql-connector-java-5.1.28 installed. Let's create a table: CREATE TABLE mytable (value1 VARCHAR(32000), value2 TEXT, value3 VARCHAR(1000), value4 VARCHAR(32000)) ...
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Inserting Serbian Latin and Cyrillic characters

I am using SQL Server 2012 Express as part of my asp.net development workstation. Database and table collation is set to Latin1_General_CI_AI. Attribute types are nvarchar(max) and varchar(max). ...
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Master and slave tables with different character sets - will replication break?

We have some huge tables in our MySQL 5.6 database that have latin-1 as their character set, and want to convert them all to UTF-8 (along with converting the database's global character set). The ...
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Table size reduce with help changing collation charset [MySQL]

I have table which is big enough, phpmyadmin shows that it takes more than 40Gb space. I can't remove data from it, but I've figure out one thing: there is one field which is described as ...
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Postgres client unable to detect UTF-8 database

Context I am deploying a Vagrant box for my development team, and have encountered a problem restoring UTF-8 collated dumps. I don't believe it is related to the now-infamous "UTF8" has no equivalent ...
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False positive error message in MS Access (concurrent users)

I have discovered a strange apparent bug in MS Access and would like to know if others know it already and hopefully how to get around it. Trying to count records based on known column categories. ...
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Setting default CHARSET and DB Engine

I recently updated my server's database system from MySQL to MariaDB. After update, everything works well. But, when I went to phpMyAdmin, the default charset and types are changed: At the end of ...
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Oracle Character set identification

In the given export(Normal Export) log file i see following: Export done in WE8ISO8859P1 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set Is this multi-byte or single byte database char-set. Can you ...
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Which string variables in mysql support utf-8?

I have a table that stores string from a user and is displayed in a web form. But as I see when the user inputs e.g. in a language of cyrilic alphabet (I assume is UTF-8) garbage are displayed back. I ...
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Recover original utf8 data from latin1 mysql db [duplicate]

We forgot to change charsets in our mysql db after migration on new server. Current situation: mysql> show variables like 'character%'; +--------------------------+----------------------------+ | ...
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How do I convert unicode data from UTF-16LE to UTF-8 when migrating from SQL Server to MySQL?

Objective: Ensure existing Unicode (UTF-16LE) data is displayed the when moved to MySQL (UTF-8). Background: I'm migrating 1TB from SQL Server to MySQL. The current Collation in SS is ...
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What is the smallest encoding?

I am now using latin1 (CHAR 10 column type) and I was wondering if there is more efficient character-set to store password hash consisting of a-z0-9 characters.
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Why are there different levels of MySQL collation/charsets?

Looking at the MySQL server variables the server and database collation are set to latin1_swedish_ci but the collaction_connection is utf8_general_ci. Additionally, the collation/charset is set at ...
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Do I need to use NVARCHAR rather than VARCHAR to properly store UTF8 characters in Oracle?

I want my Oracle database to properly store ALL possible UTF8 characters. If NLS_CHARSET is set to AL32UTF8 is that all I need to do? Or do I need to also make sure I use NCHAR and NVARCHAR rather ...