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CHARACTER SET 'utf8' error

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Community Member, 82 Posts

2 April 2011 at 11:20am

Edited: 02/04/2011 11:22am


I'm using SS 2.4 and I have set the _config.php file to send errors to my email. All websites are working just fine but I frequetly receive this character set related error:

Error: Couldn't run query: SET CHARACTER SET 'utf8'
At line 525 in /home/perlesah/public_html/sapphire/core/model/MySQLDatabase.php

      user_error(Couldn't run query: SET CHARACTER SET 'utf8' ,256) line 525 of MySQLDatabase.php MySQLDatabase->databaseError(Couldn't run query: SET CHARACTER SET 'utf8' | ,256) line 123 of MySQLDatabase.php MySQLDatabase->query(SET CHARACTER SET 'utf8') line 60 of MySQLDatabase.php MySQLDatabase->__construct(Array) line 97 of DB.php DB::connect(Array) line 121 of main.php 

I have this in _config.php :


any idea what do to fix this?



Community Member, 6 Posts

27 April 2011 at 3:27pm

I get this error alot as well. Anybody know anything about it?


Community Member, 145 Posts

16 May 2011 at 12:30pm

I've been experiencing the same error, but it appears its only when a search engine spider hits the site, normal browsing appears fine...


Community Member, 24 Posts

27 May 2011 at 12:14pm

Also getting the error, but intermittently. Currently unsure if it's because of spiders as AdamJ above.


Community Member, 145 Posts

6 July 2011 at 1:32pm

Has anyone found a solution to this issue? Or any SS devs care to weigh in on some possible issues at play?


Community Member, 49 Posts

31 August 2011 at 1:27pm

I'm getting these error too... anyone?


Community Member, 65 Posts

14 December 2011 at 4:47am

I'm still getting this error. Did anybody solve it?


Community Member, 82 Posts

14 December 2011 at 4:55am

no, since I posted this thread I still receive these messages..

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