[Phpmyadmin-devel] Regarding ticket #946 Warn before changing collations

Isaac Bennetch bennetch at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 14:49:25 CET 2015

> On Mar 7, 2015, at 7:22 AM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
> Le 2015-03-06 18:19, Isaac Bennetch a écrit :
>>> On 3/6/15 4:29 PM, Pranav Sharma wrote:
>>> Hi phpmyadmin,
>>> I am an aspiring gsoc participant. I have already devised solutions
>>> regarding Feature Request Project Enhancements. However to fully
>>> understand some of them, I will need to recreate the present scenarios
>>> of some of the Feature Requests. For instance, Can i be given a use-case
>>> where changing collation changes the data? I have tried creating my own
>>> table and changing the column collations only to find my data intact. If
>>> you could present to me a step wise use-case, then i could better
>>> understand the problem and write a solution strategy.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Pranav
>> Hello Pranav, and thanks for your interest. I'm not sure whether this
>> problem exists anymore; I just tried to recreate it and I also don't
>> experience any corruption of my data.
>> It sounds like you've done it correctly; the steps to reproduce used to
>> be creating a column with a particular collation, inserting text, and
>> then changing the collation for that column, causing the data to
>> seemingly change. As Marc noted in the tracker, it only applies when
>> changing the actual column, not database or table collations. Anyway, at
>> this point I can't reproduce it and may need to close the ticket
>> depending on any further input from the other developers.
>> Thanks
>> ~isaac
> This is still problematic; I added an example in
> https://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/946/

Thanks Marc!

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