SQLSTATE[22023]: invalid parameter value 7 Error:

I am currently trying to migrate my db to my project but I am getting this error but unsure of how to resolve this. It is a laravel project version 7.3 and I am using the new app feature on DigitalOcean.

invalid value for parameter "client_encoding": "utf8mb4" 
(SQL: select * from information_schema.tables where table_schema = public and table_name = migrations and table_type = 'BASE TABLE').

Please can anyone help?

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Bobby Iliev
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July 25, 2021
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Hi there,

If you are using the DigitalOcean App Platform along with a Dev Database, keep in mind that the Dev Database is PostgreSQL and not MySQL.

What you would need to do is either to create a separate MySQL Managed Database Cluster or specify in your environment variables that the DB_CONNECTION as pgsql.

Here is a good video demo on how to deploy a Laravel App to the DigitalOcean App Platform:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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July 26, 2021

Hi @emegwalio,

This indeed looks like Postgresql is being used as Database instead of MySql.

You have two options the way I see it. The first one is in your config/database.php file, edit the

'default' => env('DB_CONNECTION', 'pgsql')

Notice the pgsql at the end.

Or the second option is to set the DB_CONNECTION in .env as pgsql just as already mentioned.

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