How to check the encoding for a database in PostgreSQL

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 12 sec read >

To do this login to the command line and switch to the main Postgres user. eg su postgres

The type the psql -l command this will produce a list of databases with there encodings

	                List of databases
	          Name          |   Owner    | Encoding  
	 DB1                    | postgres   | UTF8
	 DB2                    | postgres   | UTF8
	 DB3                    | postgres   | UTF8
	 DB4                    | clicks     | SQL_ASCII
	 DB5                    | clicks     | SQL_ASCII

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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