Syntax

COERCIBILITY(str)

Description

Returns the collation coercibility value of the string argument. Coercibility defines what will be converted to what in case of collation conflict, with an expression with higher coercibility being converted to the collation of an expression with lower coercibility.

CoercibilityDescriptionExample
0ExplicitValue using a COLLATE clause
1No collationConcatenated strings using different collations
2ImplicitColumn value
3ConstantUSER() return value
4CoercibleLiteral string
5IgnorableNULL or derived from NULL

Examples

SELECT COERCIBILITY('abc' COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci);
+-----------------------------------------------+
| COERCIBILITY('abc' COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci) |
+-----------------------------------------------+
|                                             0 |
+-----------------------------------------------+

SELECT COERCIBILITY(USER());
+----------------------+
| COERCIBILITY(USER()) |
+----------------------+
|                    3 |
+----------------------+

SELECT COERCIBILITY('abc');
+---------------------+
| COERCIBILITY('abc') |
+---------------------+
|                   4 |
+---------------------+

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