5.5.44 mysql_set_charset

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Warning

This extension is deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0, and will be removed in the future. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

mysqli_set_charset
PDO: Add charset to the connection string, such as charset=utf8

Description

bool mysql_set_charset(string charset,
                       resource link_identifier= =NULL);

Sets the default character set for the current connection.

Parameters

charset

A valid character set name.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Notes

Note

This function requires MySQL 5.0.7 or later.

Note

This is the preferred way to change the charset. Using mysql_query to set it (such as SET NAMES utf8) is not recommended. See the MySQL character set concepts section for more information.

See Also

mysql_client_encoding
Setting character sets in MySQL
List of character sets that MySQL supports