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Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation '='

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I get the following warning "Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation '=' ".

CREATE TABLE `evenemang` (
  `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `resanr` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
  `datum` date NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00',
  `titel` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
  `plats` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
  `antal_biljetter` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `resa_pris` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `antal_frukost` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `frukost_pris` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `antal_lunch` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `lunch_pris` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `antal_middag` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `middag_pris` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `antal_vickning` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `vickning_pris` int(11) DEFAULT '0',
  `beskrivning` blob,
  `date` date DEFAULT NULL,
  `time` time DEFAULT NULL,
  `ip` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=5 DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;

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Question by:Lennart Ericson
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by:gr8gonzo
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Your database probably has a utf8 default charset, and you're trying to define a latin1 character set in your table. Try changing the "DEFAULT CHARSET" part of your statement to use the utf8 character set for the database.
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If your table is already created and you're getting that error during inserts / updates, then convert your table to utf8:

ALTER TABLE `evenemang` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

You may need to do this for other tables, too. I'd always recommend using utf-8 over latin1 nowadays.
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