Re: How to change charset of a database?
Posted by: Dmitry Tolpeko
Date: February 02, 2005 03:16PM

Hi Bill,

MySQL allows you to specify the character set even at column level, so different columns can have different character sets. For this reason, I don't think that there is a command that will re-encode all data in the database.

You can change the default character set for the database using the ALTER DATABASE command. So you can use UTF-8 for new tables and data.

You can export/import your database in order to change the charset for existing data in the database.

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Best regards, Dmitry Tolpeko
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