I’ve recently been working on a few of our older websites with newer MySQL installations and am coming across the following error:
SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field 'delivery_address_id' doesn't have a default value
This is caused by MySQL having a strict mode set which won’t allow
UPDATE commands with empty fields where the schema doesn’t have a default value set.
There are a couple of fixes for this.
First ‘fix’ is to assign a default value to your schema. This can be done with a simple
ALTER TABLE `details` CHANGE COLUMN `delivery_address_id` `delivery_address_id` INT(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0 ;
However, this may need doing for many tables in your database schema which will become tedious very quickly. The second fix is to assign a default
sql_mode on the mysql server.
If you are using a brew installed MySQL you should edit the
my.cnf file in the MySQL directory at
/usr/local/Cellar/mysql/<version>/my.cnf. Comment out or change the
sql_mode at the bottom:
# For advice on how to change settings please see
# Remove leading # and set to the amount of RAM for the most important data
# cache in MySQL. Start at 70% of total RAM for dedicated server, else 10%.
# innodb_buffer_pool_size = 128M
# Remove leading # to turn on a very important data integrity option: logging
# changes to the binary log between backups.
# These are commonly set, remove the # and set as required.
# basedir = .....
# datadir = .....
# port = .....
# server_id = .....
# socket = .....
# Remove leading # to set options mainly useful for reporting servers.
# The server defaults are faster for transactions and fast SELECTs.
# Adjust sizes as needed, experiment to find the optimal values.
# join_buffer_size = 128M
# sort_buffer_size = 2M
# read_rnd_buffer_size = 2M
Save the file and restart Mysql:
launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
NOTE: make sure you run the above as your usual user and not as root/sudo. I did this and MySQL refused to restart as I had caused it to break permissions somewhere.
Alternatively you can comment out the above line and add the
sql_mode line to your system MySQL config at
sql_mode = ""
Hope this helps someone out there!