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How to change max_sp_recursion_depth on managed MySQL database

I have created a stored procedure that uses recursion and so I need to set the max_sp_recursion_depth system variable in order for it to work. When I try setting it via the console, I get the following error:

set global max_sp_recursion_depth=1
[42000][1227] Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SUPER or SYSTEM_VARIABLES_ADMIN privilege(s) for this operation

I’ve also tried setting it using doctl but I get the following error:

doctl databases configuration update <cluster_id> -e "mysql" --config-json '{"max_sp_recursion_depth": 1}'
Error: PATCH https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/databases/<cluster_id>/config: 422 (request "<req_id>") the mask must be set with which fields are being updated

How can I change system variables on DigitalOcean Managed MySQL Databases?


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KFSys
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January 29, 2024
Accepted Answer

Heya @nathanaelg16,

You can’t set max_sp_recursion_depth as your user doesn’t have the permissions and this is a global setting. This means that configuring it will affect other users using the same instance as you.

My suggestion would be to contact DigitalOcean support and ask them if they can set it up for you however I can’t promise any answer on that.

You can reach them here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/support/

Hope that helps! - KFSys.

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