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PHP | mysqli_set_charset() Function

PHP mysqli_set_charset() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP mysqli_set_charset() Function.

The built-in mysqli_set_charset() function specifies the default character set to send data to the MYSQL database server from mysqli client.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

mysqli_set_charset($con,  charset)

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


This is an object representing a connection to MySQL Server.



Name of the character set which you need to set as default.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns true if the operation is successful otherwise, false on failure.

PHP Version

This PHP function was first introduced in PHP version 5 and works in all the later versions.


The following example shows the usage of the PHP mysqli_set_charset() function (in a procedural style) -

   //Creating a connection
   $con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");
   //Name of the character set
   $res = mysqli_set_charset($con, "utf8");
   //Closing the connection


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -



In object oriented style the syntax of this built-in PHP function is $con->set_charset(); The following is the example of this PHP function in an object oriented style $minus;

   $con = new mysqli("localhost", "root", "password", "test");
   //Name of the character set
   $res = $con->set_charset("utf8");
   //Closing the connection
   $con -> close();



When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -



Try the following example below -

   $connection_mysql = mysqli_connect("localhost","root","password","mydb");
   if (mysqli_connect_errno($connection_mysql)){
      echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();
   echo mysqli_character_set_name($connection_mysql);


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result below -


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP mysqli_sqlstate() Function.

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