Solved

MySQL Database Charset

Posted on 2009-04-03
10
518 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a mysql database and the data is stored as UTF-8.  This works fine for the primary site using it (blog), but I'm also make remote calls to the database from ASP website.  When doing this, I get bad characters back from the database.

For example, curly apostrophes and mdashes are stored in mysql as UTF-8 unicode, but when calling the data remotely, I get back garbled characters when doing response.write()

I have changed the response.charset to UTF-8 as well as ISO ... but neither works.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:golfDoctor
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 3
10 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 24060176
See if this helps...

Decode and Encode UTF-8
http://www.codetoad.com/asp_utf8.asp
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24060962
Not sure that's going to handle it.  For example, mdash is stored like this in the mySQL database: â¬
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 24061217
I am not an ASP programmer, but your ASP environment is going to have to encode and decode the UTF-8 character set when sending and retrieving from the MySQL database.
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24061788
Maybe this is clearer example.  What I said prior was a bit off.  I can read the database from mySQL fine, and it does response.write OK.  However, I'm taking that data out of mySQL and storing in SQL Server.  The data then is stored in SQL Server, and viewing in SQL Server it shows â¬.
â¬

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24061793
When posting to EE, the characters don't render as they show in DB either :)
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24061816
This is the HTMLEncode that results from the mdash in mySQL.  â€”
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Michael Worsham
Michael Worsham earned 100 total points
ID: 24061886
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24061923
Yes, I saw SET NAMES before, but didn't want to screw up the DB.  Maybe I'll give it a shot.
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:golfDoctor
ID: 24062101
I don't feel like messing with SET NAME and possibly screwing up the database.  

I fixed my issue though.  The problem was moving data directly from mySQL to SQL Server.   I made an intermediate page to response.write all the necessary data to the page, which does display the correct data, and then scraped that with XMLHTTP to add it to the SQL Server database.

A bit crude, but it works.
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
golfDoctor earned 0 total points
ID: 24115677
No solutions, other than my intermediate page.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Popularity Can Be Measured Sometimes we deal with questions of popularity, and we need a way to collect opinions from our clients.  This article shows a simple teaching example of how we might elect a favorite color by letting our clients vote for …
Load balancing is the method of dividing the total amount of work performed by one computer between two or more computers. Its aim is to get more work done in the same amount of time, ensuring that all the users get served faster.
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question