Set the default character set in MySQL


For the default character set, let us see the syntax −

CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS yourDatabaseName
DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8
DEFAULT COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

Let us implement the above syntax to set the default character set UTF8 −

mysql> CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS instant_app
   -> DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8
   -> DEFAULT COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
Query OK, 1 row affected, 1 warning (0.13 sec)

Now check the status of above created database −

mysql> show create database instant_app;

This will produce the following output −

+-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Database    | Create Database                                                      |
+-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| instant_app | CREATE DATABASE `instant_app` /*!40100 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 */ |
+-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.03 sec)
raja
Published on 11-Jul-2019 11:35:39
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