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PHP mysqli_character_set_name() Function

❮ PHP MySQLi Reference

Example

Return the default character set for the database connection:

<?php
$con=mysqli_connect("localhost","my_user","my_password","my_db");
// Check connection
if (mysqli_connect_errno())
  {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();
  }

$charset=mysqli_character_set_name($con);
echo "Default character set is: " . $charset;

mysqli_close($con);
?>


Definition and Usage

The mysqli_character_set_name() function returns the default character set for the database connection.


Syntax

mysqli_character_set_name(connection)
Parameter Description
connection Required. Specifies the MySQL connection to use

Technical Details

Return Value: The default character set for the specified connection
PHP Version: 5+

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