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    Unhappy Database Connection error

    Currently using PDI4.1.4

    We have created a new mySQL database host. It does connect with MySQL Workbench, but with the same credentials it does not seem to establish the connection within PDI. Does anyone know or is familiar with the error output below?

    Error connecting to database [mysql_test] : org.pentaho.di.core.exception.KettleDatabaseException:
    Error occured while trying to connect to the database.

    Error connecting to database: jdbc:mysql:// (using class
    Unknown initial character set index '192' received from server. Initial client character set can be forced via the 'characterEncoding' property.
    How does one re-/configure this for it to work?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008


    This MySQL bug looks related:

    Try adding 'useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=UTF8' to your JDBC url as does the following statement.


    In PDI you should be able to accomplish this by adding parameters to the "Options" section of your database configuration.

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