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7.3.8.5 mysqli::character_set_name, mysqli_character_set_name

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  • mysqli::character_set_name

    mysqli_character_set_name

    Returns the current character set of the database connection

Description

Object-oriented style

public string mysqli::character_set_name();

Procedural style

string mysqli_character_set_name(mysqli mysql);

Returns the current character set of the database connection.

Parameters

mysql

Procedural style only: A mysqli object returned by mysqli_connect or mysqli_init

Return Values

The current character set of the connection

Examples

Example 7.40 mysqli::character_set_name example

Object-oriented style

<?php
mysqli_report(MYSQLI_REPORT_ERROR | MYSQLI_REPORT_STRICT);
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");
/* Set the default character set */
$mysqli->set_charset('utf8mb4');
/* Print current character set */
$charset = $mysqli->character_set_name();
printf("Current character set is %s\n", $charset);

Procedural style

<?php
mysqli_report(MYSQLI_REPORT_ERROR | MYSQLI_REPORT_STRICT);
$mysqli = mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");
/* Set the default character set */
mysqli_set_charset($mysqli, 'utf8mb4');
/* Print current character set */
$charset = mysqli_character_set_name($mysqli);
printf("Current character set is %s\n", $charset);

The above examples will output:

Current character set is utf8mb4


See Also

mysqli_set_charset
mysqli_real_escape_string