Bug #52206

Epic #68397: Make TYPO3 work with MySQL strict mode

Default-values for text-fields

Added by Stefan Neufeind over 5 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

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In some places text-fields don't have a default-value. phpMyAdmin shows that there is no default-value set.
Unfortunately MySQL (still) does not support default-values for BLOB/TEXT (see bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=21532).

Upon insertion of a new content-element (a plugin in this case) I got:
SQL error: 'Field 'filelink_sorting' doesn't have a default value' (tt_content:NEW5240c411f10d4)

This can be prevented by adding a default-value (empty string) in the TCA-definition for that column (in typo3/sysext/frontend/Configuration/TCA/tt_content.php).
I expect this is true for versions down to 4.5 and is just triggered since some newer MySQL/MariaDB-release.

Happens here on Fedora 19 with mariadb-server-5.5.32-8.fc19.

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Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #52204: SQL error: Incorrect integer value: '' for column 'backend_layout Rejected 2013-09-24
Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #18866: Cannot create page with Mysl in strict mode (STRICT_TRANS_TABLES) Rejected 2008-05-28
Related to TYPO3 Core - Task #54883: Document that TYPO3 CMS is not compatible with MySQL strict modes Closed 2014-01-09
Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #16809: FIX FOR Typo3 basic tables definition not compliant with MySQL 5.0 strict mode enabled by default Closed 2006-12-22

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Revision 87af9d6d (diff)
Added by Morton Jonuschat over 3 years ago

[BUGFIX] Provide default value for field tt_content.filelink_sorting

Changing the field type for filelink_sorting to a text type that supports
a default value allows inserts into tt_content to succeed when no sorting
option was provided, fixing problems with MySQL strict mode.

Resolves: #67186
Resolves: #52206
Releases: master
Change-Id: Ie9a06fff14ec62c9cbc8d15cc957f5fcbe698393
Reviewed-on: http://review.typo3.org/41756
Reviewed-by: Wouter Wolters <>
Reviewed-by: Daniel Goerz <>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Neufeind <>
Tested-by: Stefan Neufeind <>


#1 Updated by Stefan Neufeind over 5 years ago

Turns out that from recent system-environment-testing I still had "sql-mode = STRICT_ALL_TABLES" in my.cnf. Removing that makes the problem go away. Still fix it since it's "wrong"?

#2 Updated by Ernesto Baschny about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted

Making TYPO3 compatible with MySQL strict mode is probably a huge challenge that we might want to take some time. But not for 6.2. Which is why I added #54883 suggesting to at least document the fact more clearly and officially.

#3 Updated by Oliver Eglseder over 4 years ago

Just for information
sql_mode=STRICT_TRANS_TABLES reproduces this issue ('Field 'filelink_sorting' doesn't have a default value')

#4 Updated by Stefan Neufeind over 4 years ago

But that's not a default-configuration value, or is it on your platform? Does the install-tool point you towards the problem with a recommendation to change that setting maybe?

#5 Updated by Hallvard Nygård over 4 years ago

It's default when installing MySQL 5.5 on Windows using Windows Platform installer

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\my.ini:


Worked after changing it to:


#6 Updated by Mateusz Wojtuła about 4 years ago

I have got the same error on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.40, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.3. Disabling STRICT_ALL_TABLES in mysql configuration solve this bug.

#7 Updated by Simon Schaufelberger almost 4 years ago

push. Can this go into 7.x?

#8 Updated by Hsu Yiming over 3 years ago

如果你也遇到同樣的問題,請修改 my.cnf





#9 Updated by Morton Jonuschat over 3 years ago

  • Parent task set to #68397

#10 Updated by Gerrit Code Review over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Under Review

Patch set 2 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at http://review.typo3.org/41756

#11 Updated by Morton Jonuschat over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Under Review to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#12 Updated by Fedir RYKHTIK about 2 years ago

I had such error on Ubuntu/MySQL 5.7 with TYPO3 7.6 LTS. To resolve : added at /etc/mysql/my.cnf in [mysqld] section following configuration :


#13 Updated by Benni Mack 6 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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