How to set the default connection collation in config file?
Posted by: damjan
Date: August 21, 2005 10:44AM

I'm using mysql-4.1.11 on Linux, and I've sucessfully setup the database to be all utf-8. But I also need to use the utf8_unicode_ci collation (instead of the default for utf8 utf8_general_ci).

This is how I've setup my /etc/my.cnf file:


With this setup everything is ok except that when I connect with the mysql cli tool, the connection collation is set to "utf8_general_ci".

mysql> show session variables like '%collation_connection%';
| Variable_name | Value |
| collation_connection | utf8_general_ci |

What do I need to put in my.cnf so that the default collation for the connection is "utf8_unicode_ci"?

I tried default-collation=utf8_unicode_ci, collation=utf8_unicode_ci, collation_connection=utf8_unicode_ci, but not one of those options are accepted by the mysql tool.

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