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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 d....
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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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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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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 columns 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_cicollation, 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 'dbms_xmlgen....
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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 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1476356/...
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What is the SQL Server equivalent of MySQL's utf8mb4 character set?

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 varchar(...
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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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Converting varbinary data to varchar in SQLServer leads to unexpected results

I need to fix some data conversion issue in SQL server 2008. I got some requirement change on storing the data. Without much care I converted existing varbinary data to varchar using CONVERT(NVARCHAR(...
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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 ...
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How do I find an invalid utf8 character “somewhere” in my MySQL/trac database

I have an installation of trac, which uses MySQL. It has been upgraded so many times, moved servers etc. and chances are that the MySQL character sets were not always set correctly or consistently ...
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MySQL not allowing text columns?

I'm using MySQL 5.5.27. I currently have a BLOB column, that I want to convert to text to allow fulltext searching. The ALTER TABLE command to create a text column is successful, but the ALTER TABLE ...
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SQL Server to MySQL migration - how can I remove UCS-2 surrogate pairs in SQL Server?

I have been tasked with migrating a SQL Server 2005 database to MySQL 5.6 (these are both database servers runnig locally) and would really appreciate some help. -------Edit - Answered------- This ...
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Modify all tables in a database with a single command

Is there a single or a one line command to modify all tables within a database. I would like to issue this command in every table within a database: ALTER TABLE `table_name` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET ...
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Tell MySQL to start using utf-8 encoding without `convert to`ing it

In a fairly unique situation, my team has ended up with UTF-8 bytes in a database that thinks the data is encoded as latin1. At least, I'm 85% certain that this is the situation at hand. For example,...
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Why default character_set_server is latin1?

I am using MySQL 5.5 and when I show variables about charset, I have +--------------------------+----------------------------+ | Variable_name | Value | +--------------...
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SQL Server imports data in wrong charset with SSIS

I have a flat file which I am importing into a SQL Server table using a SSIS package. The code page is set to 65001. However, when I run a SELECT * FROM tableName the data appears mangled. For ...
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Oracle 10 to 11: charset issue

I was redirected from SE's root site to this one. I'm not a DBA, so I shouldn't be doing this, but I have to, so I apologize beforehand to all of you DBAs that will read this post: I'm migrating an ...
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Character Set Database Migration

This is a follow-up question to a previous thread I had posted. We're in the process of migrating to a new character set. Now, I am a programmer and we have DBA's who will be performing the work but I'...
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MYSQL dump and problems character encoding

I have a 2 gb old database sql backup file. The problem is that text is encoded in UTF-8. Actually this isnt the real problem. This database contains greek and english characters. The problem is ...
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How can I insert smiley faces into MySQL ( 😊 )

I'm on MySQL 5.5.21, and trying to insert the '\xF0\x9F\x98\x8A' smiley face character. But for the life of me, I can't figure out how to do it. According to various forums which I've been reading, ...