How to view the character set and collation on a database in MySql

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 6 sec read >

Select your database via the command line:

USE your_database;

Then execute the following two commands:

show variables like "character_set_database";


show variables like "collation_database";

Last Updated On March 23, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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