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Flyway Documentation

Encoding

Description

The encoding of SQL migrations.

The encodings that Flyway supports are:

  • US-ASCII
  • ISO-8859-1
  • UTF-8
  • UTF-16BE
  • UTF-16LE
  • UTF-16

We recommend using a consistent file encoding across all of your scripts to minimize the issues you encounter. See Troubleshooting for known problems and solutions.

Default

UTF-8

Usage

Commandline

./flyway -encoding="UTF-16" info

Configuration File

flyway.encoding=UTF-16

Environment Variable

FLYWAY_ENCODING=UTF-16

API

Flyway.configure()
    .encoding("UTF-16")
    .load()

Gradle

flyway {
    encoding = 'UTF-16'
}

Maven

<configuration>
    <encoding>UTF-16</encoding>
</configuration>

Troubleshooting

My text editor doesn’t support any of Flyway’s supported encodings

This is because some encoding names are synonyms for others. For instance, an editor which specifies ANSI is actually ISO-8859-1.

I’m getting a MalformedInputException

This execption is due to inconsistent encoding configurations. ISO-8859-1 is the most compatible supported encoding, so using this encoding could fix your configuration. However, we recommend that all of your scripts have the same encoding.