You can call the DescribeCharacterSetName operation to query the character sets that are supported for an ApsaraDB RDS instance.

Debugging

OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DescribeCharacterSetName

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to DescribeCharacterSetName.

Engine String Yes mysql

The database engine that is run on the instance. Valid values:

  • mysql: MySQL
  • mssql: SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
  • MariaDB: MariaDB
RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The region ID of the instance. You can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the most recent region list.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
CharacterSetNameItems List ["gbk","utf8","euckr","ascii"]

An array that consists of the character sets that are supported for the instance.

Engine String mysql

The database engine that is run on the instance.

RequestId String 1E43AAE0-BEE8-43DA-860D-EAF2AA0724DC

The ID of the request.

Examples

Sample requests

http(s)://[Endpoint]/?Action=DescribeCharacterSetName
&Engine=mysql
&RegionId=cn-hangzhou
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

<RequestId>1E43AAE0-BEE8-43DA-860D-EAF2AA0724DC</RequestId>
<CharacterSetNameItems>
    <CharacterSetName>["gbk","utf8","euckr","ascii"]</CharacterSetName>
</CharacterSetNameItems>
<Engine>mysql</Engine>

JSON format

{
    "RequestId": "1E43AAE0-BEE8-43DA-860D-EAF2AA0724DC",
    "CharacterSetNameItems": {
        "CharacterSetName": "[\"gbk\",\"utf8\",\"euckr\",\"ascii\"]"
    },
    "Engine": "mysql"
}

Error codes

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