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Source character set not supported by client error on SHOW TABLES command
Posted by: Mor Sagmon
Date: May 23, 2018 03:32AM

I'm connecting to MySQL Server 8.0.11 using Excel VBA using ODBC 5.3 driver.
I can execute most statements and queries without a problem (including DDL statements and LOAD FILE LOCAL).

One statement, SHOW TABLES FROM <schema> LIKE '<table_name>' is causing an error:

Microsoft Visual Basic

Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)':

[MySQL][ODBC 5.3(w) Driver][mysqld-8.0.11]Source character set not supported by client

This is persistent with ODBC 5.3.4 through 5.3.11 driver (32 bit).

This (equivalent) statement also produces this error:

SELECT * FROM information_schema.tables WHERE table_schema = 'xxxx' AND table_name = 'xxxx' LIMIT 1;

my.ini has:

The schema and table columns are all created with utf8 correctly.
Running on Windows10 64bit hosting both Excel (Office 2016) and MySQL.

Connection string (ADODB):

Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.3 Unicode Driver};Server=localhost;Port=3306;Database=xxx;Uid=xxx;Pwd=xxx;charset=UTF8;OPTION=16427;

connection user has privileges on all schemas, no limitations, with all global privileges granted, except: CREATE TABLESPACE, CREATE USER, RELOAD, REPLICATION CLIENT, REPLICATION SLAVE, SHUTDOWN, SUPER

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