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MySQL PHP API  /  ...  /  mysqli::character_set_name, mysqli_character_set_name

3.9.5 mysqli::character_set_name, mysqli_character_set_name

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  • mysqli::character_set_name

    mysqli_character_set_name

    Returns the default character set for the database connection

Description

Object oriented style

string mysqli::character_set_name();

Procedural style

string mysqli_character_set_name(mysqli link);

Returns the current character set for the database connection.

Parameters

link

Procedural style only: A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect or mysqli_init

Return Values

The default character set for the current connection

Examples

Example 3.35 mysqli::character_set_name example

Object oriented style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = $mysqli->character_set_name();
printf ("Current character set is %s\n", $charset);

$mysqli->close();
?>

Procedural style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (!$link) {
    printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = mysqli_character_set_name($link);
printf ("Current character set is %s\n",$charset);

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);
?>

The above examples will output:


Current character set is latin1_swedish_ci


See Also

mysqli_set_charset
mysqli_client_encoding
mysqli_real_escape_string


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