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#16 – Critical error when logged in Front End

Posted in ‘ Ark Editor’
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Sunday, 03 May 2015 14:19 BST

I'm getting issue:

"1271 - Illegal mix of collations for operation 'UNION' SQL=SELECT element AS name,params FROM joom_extensions WHERE folder = 'arkeditor' AND state = 1 UNION ( SELECT name,params FROM joom_ark_editor_plugins WHERE iscore = 1 AND published = 1)"


and the website is not operational if I'm logged in front end...

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I logged in Front End. Then tried to go anywhere on the website and now i get the error message and NOTHING is possible to do on my site...
Sunday, 03 May 2015 14:38 BST

Even though the default editor was not set as Ark Editor the issue still remained.

I had to uninstall the ARK editor, media and manager extensions for my website to work again...

I'll reinstall if you need so you can identify the issue BUT we'll have to schedule it when I don't need to amend my site...

Thanks, Kyle.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:01 BST

This issue is arising because your database, server, collation is not the same as the table collation. Joomla explict sets the collation for tables to UTF8.  And beacause your database collation is not set to this it means when you do a UNION SQL statement from a Joomla table such as the extensions table and a non Joomla table you will get this issue.

you can run a query like this to see what your server, database collation is set to:

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character_set%';

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