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Hi

Im trying to create a lot of tables by loading a sql-file. But each time it fails.
cat /create_itracker_core.sql | mysql itracker
ERROR 1064 at line 1: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'CHARACTER SET utf8' at line 5

The file looks like:
create table IDSTORE (
  id                    VARCHAR(80)         PRIMARY KEY,
  name                  VARCHAR(80)         UNIQUE,
  last_id               VARCHAR(255)
) DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8;

If I remove the "DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8;" it works fine.

My /etc/my.cnf:
[mysqld]
datadir=/var/lib/mysql
socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

[mysql.server]
user=mysql
basedir=/var/lib
# set-variable  = default-character-set=utf8 # I have tried with this line enabled too..

[safe_mysqld]
err-log=/var/log/mysqld.log
pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid

Im running on Linux Redhat 8                                    

Regards
Claes
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by:bkirchle
ID: 12193287
In different Versions of MySQL you have different Syntax for the DEFAULT CHARSET....

When I upgraded from 3.23 to 4.1 I had the same problem.
I solved it by deleting all the DEFAULT CHARSET commands with a SED script.
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by:cl071997
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I see. I tried to load the tables without the "DEFAULT CHARACTER SET" and it worked fine.
But dont I need the character set when creating the tables?
Or can it be solved in my.cnf ?

Regards
Claes
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bkirchle earned 125 total points
ID: 12198088
You can also change to the right Syntax with a SED script, i think...
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by:cl071997
ID: 12199140
OK.
Its up and running now and we will find out if the default character set is needed or not.

Many thanks for you help.

Regards
Claes
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