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mysqli_character_set_name

mysqli_character_set_name

(PHP 5)

mysqli_character_set_name

(no version information, might be only in CVS)

mysqli->character_set_name() -- Returns the default character set for the database connection

Description

Procedural style:

string mysqli_character_set_name ( mysqli link )

Object oriented style (method):

class mysqli {

string character_set_name ( void )

}

Returns the current character set for the database connection.

Parameters

link

Procedural style only: A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init()

Return Values

The default character set for the current connection

Examples

Example 1. Object oriented style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = $mysqli->character_set_name();
printf ("Current character set is %s\n", $charset);

$mysqli->close();
?>

Example 2. Procedural style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (!$link) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = mysqli_character_set_name($link);
printf ("Current character set is %s\n",$charset);

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);
?>

The above example will output:

Current character set is latin1_swedish_ci