Doctrine migration wrong default collation #26925

PVince81 opened this Issue Jan 11, 2017 · 3 comments


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PVince81 commented Jan 11, 2017 edited

When writing a migration, people might forget to set the correct collation for newly created tables/columns.

It would be good if there is a way to set the default collection for this because I'm certain this is going to come back to haunt us at some point.

Observed here: #26923 (comment) (db_structure vs doctrine migration approach).

From what I see we want utf8_bin and not utf8_unicode_ci

@DeepDiver1975 @butonic what do you think ?

@PVince81 PVince81 added this to the 10.0 milestone Jan 11, 2017

Or will we even change the collation for emojis ?

I found this article that says that Doctrine doesn't allow setting a global collation and expects it to be passed for every call.


I couldn't find a quick solution. Maybe we need to somehow mangle the SchemaConfig before running the migrations but I can't seem to find a way to access it from our MigrationService.

Or maybe as the FAQ says we should properly use SET NAMES, but I thought we had this in our connection already. Maybe Doctrine is using a different connection class, not the one containing our overrides ?


Looks like we've been setting it explicitly within the helpers so far:

lib/private/DB/MDB2SchemaReader.php|122| $table->addOption('collate', 'utf8_bin');
lib/private/Repair/Collation.php|66| $query = $this->connection->prepare('ALTER TABLE `' . $table . '` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin;');
lib/private/Repair/Collation.php|81| "	AND (COLLATION_NAME <> 'utf8_bin' OR CHARACTER_SET_NAME <> 'utf8')" .
lib/private/Setup/MySQL.php|61| $query = "CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS `$name` CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin;";
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