Understanding MySQL CHARSET And Collations

(Doc ID 1994963.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2015

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

1. Which is the right charset collation to handle - search and order - a table having records in Spanish, Swedish and Russian?

2. Is it possible to maintain utf8_unicode_ci (for example) and when ordering or searching use another collation?

3. How to manage charset collation on client connections?

4. How to enable SKIP-CHARACTER-SET-CLIENT-HANDSHAKE?
 

Solution

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