[DDC-2139] Table collate/charset doesn't inherits from database Created: 12/Nov/12  Updated: 25/Nov/12  Resolved: 25/Nov/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: ORM, Tools
Affects Version/s: 2.3
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: William Knak Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0
Labels: charset, collate, collation, mysql, utf, utf8



Using symfony2 command doctrine:schema:create the tables and Varchar fields are Collate/Charset are not inherited from database. I changed MySQL defaults to latin1/latin1_general_ci; The doctrine:database:create works; but tables and fields don't. So I found there is a code on MySqlPlataform.php:

if ( ! isset($options['charset'])) {
$options['charset'] = 'utf8';

if ( ! isset($options['collate'])) {
$options['collate'] = 'utf8_unicode_ci';

$query .= 'DEFAULT CHARACTER SET ' . $options['charset'];
$query .= ' COLLATE ' . $options['collate'];

So if you don't pass collate and charset as entity options, it will put utf8 and utf8_unicode_ci instead of dabatase default charset.

My suggestion is to change a little bit to:

if (isset($options['charset'])) {
$query .= 'DEFAULT CHARACTER SET ' . $options['charset'];

if (isset($options['collate'])) {
$query .= ' COLLATE ' . $options['collate'];

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 25/Nov/12 ]

If we change it, then it will be like before and users disliked that very much. The decision is to use UTF-8 as default and everybody else has to change the information instead of the other way around.

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