[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #45078: null is being set on a NOT NULL options_value column in the options table.

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Thu Oct 11 07:01:48 UTC 2018

#45078: null is being set on a NOT NULL options_value column in the options table.
 Reporter:  wpshades      |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Database      |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:  has-patch
  Focuses:                |
 The {{{options}}} table doesn't allow a NULL value in the
 {{{options_value}}} column.

 But, if an option is unchecked, it is set to null by default here:

 This throws a {{{Column ‘option_value’ cannot be null}}} error if strict
 mode({{{STRICT_TRANS_TABLES}}}) is enabled in the database.

 If strict mode isn't enabled, MySQL converts the null value to a default
 value, in this case, an empty string, before adding it to the
 {{{options}}} table.

   If you are not using strict mode, then whenever you insert an
 “incorrect” value into a column, such as a NULL into a NOT NULL column or
 a too-large numeric value into a numeric column, MySQL sets the column to
 the “best possible value” instead of producing an error


 The proposed fix changes the default value from null to an empty
 string(following MySQL). This will prevent the error being thrown when
 strict mode is enabled and otherwise won't alter the values inserted into
 the {{{option_value}}} column.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45078>
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