Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#8506 closed (fixed)

Add a section about collation on MySQL to ref/databases.txt

Reported by: Malcolm Tredinnick Owned by: Malcolm Tredinnick
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Since collation decisions on MySQL affects case-sensitivity as well as whether some fields are returned as unicode or bytestrings, we need a more complete section in the documentation that the current admonition in refs/models/querysets.txt.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [8568]) Added documentation to explain the gains and losses when using utf8_bin
collation in MySQL. This should help people to make a reasonably informed
decision. Usually, leaving the MySQL collation alone will be the best solution,
but if you must change it, this gives a start to the information you need and
pointers to the appropriate place in the MySQL docs.

There's a small chance I also got all the necessary Sphinx markup correct, too
(it builds without errors, but I may have missed some chances for glory and

Fixed #2335, #8506.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.0

Milestone 1.0 deleted

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