Category: Databases

How to resolve the Zen Cart Illegal mix of collations error

We had deployed a Zen Cart website and we came up with the following error in the Zen Cart admin panel when clicking on the Tools -> Send Email link. Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_general_ci,IMPLICIT) for operation ‘locate’

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Steps to implement mySQL FULLTEXT

mySQL has full text indexing and searching support from version 5.0 onwards however there are some limitations. If you need to implement full text indexing then please review points given below: 1. mySQL allows full text indexing on MyISAM tables

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Sign the petition to save mySQL

After Oracle announced in mid 2009 to acquire Sun there has been much apprehension in the open source community over the future of mySQL. Sun had acquired MySQL AB (the company) and kept it open source however once Oracle acquires

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What is the minimum mySQL version requirement for Zencart?

A client of mine developed his website in Zencart and after careful scrutiny approved the website for deployment to his production machine. He provided the FTP and mySQL information for us to deploy the website. As is the practice, I

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How to add number of days in a date in mySQL?

A client was running a membership driven website for some time now. He had been offering free membership and no membership expiry up till now. However, some where along the way he was bit by the commercial bug 🙂 and

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What to do if you got the “Got error 28 from storage engine” in mySQL?

I had logged into PhPMyAdmin and was trying to add some fields into a table when I got the error “Got error 28 from storage engine”. I tried to refresh the page but it kept coming. I closed the browser

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How to connect .NET with mySQL?

mySQL is one of the most widely used open source databases around the world. Today this is the database engine driving up to 90% of PHP driven websites on the web. PHP has been the first love of mySQL and

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Rebuild indexes in SQL Server 2005

If you have a database with millions of records on which you provide search facility to customers then you will need to maintain indexes so that the visitor experience is enhanced. SQL Server 2005 allows you to create indexes. Its

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Modify the auto increment value in mySQL

If you want to modify the auto increment column to start inserting records from a specific value then you will need to run the following statement. ALTER TABLE <table_name> AUTO_INCREMENT = 12345; After running the above statement the insertion will

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Grant EXEC permission on all stored procedures in SQL Server 2005

If you have a large number of stored procedures in your SQL Server 2005 and you have to give EXEC permission to a database user on all of them then the best way to do it is by running the

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