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mysqli::character_set_name

mysqli_character_set_name

(PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

mysqli::character_set_name -- mysqli_character_set_nameReturns the current character set of the database connection

Description

Object oriented style

public mysqli::character_set_name(): string

Procedural style

mysqli_character_set_name(mysqli $mysql): string

Returns the current character set of the database connection.

Parameters

mysql

Procedural style only: A mysqli object returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init()

Return Values

The current character set of the connection

Examples

Example #1 mysqli::character_set_name() example

Object oriented style

<?php

mysqli_report
(MYSQLI_REPORT_ERROR MYSQLI_REPORT_STRICT);
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost""my_user""my_password""world");

/* Set the default character set */
$mysqli->set_charset('utf8mb4');

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

Procedural style

<?php

mysqli_report
(MYSQLI_REPORT_ERROR MYSQLI_REPORT_STRICT);
$mysqli mysqli_connect("localhost""my_user""my_password""world");

/* Set the default character set */
mysqli_set_charset($mysqli'utf8mb4');

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

The above examples will output:

Current character set is utf8mb4

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