[DC-1061] ORACLE CHARSET DOCUMENTATION Created: 10/Jul/10  Updated: 28/Dec/13

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine 1
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: fernando guerrero Assignee: Roman S. Borschel
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
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Openning an Oracle Database with Doctrine and Symfony doesn't support by default utf8 charset.

To support it, it is necessary to specify charset=AL32UTF8 in the dsn of the database in config/databases.yml. Analogous to the example shown at
however we have been able to use it fully only with the oracle driver (instead of oci), for example:


Documentation by Alexia Velásquez (alexia.velasquez@hotmail.es, Vladimir Tàmara (vtamara@pasosdeJesus.org) and Fernando Guerrero

Comment by Steve Müller [ 26/Nov/13 ]

I know this ticket is very old. But there is an option to set the charset for OCI8. See:


Comment by Steve Müller [ 28/Dec/13 ]

This is a legacy ticket related to Doctrine 1.

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