UnicodeDecodeError with pg8000 1.9.10

Issue #3112 resolved
Raphael Mutschler
created an issue

since i've updated pg8000 from 1.08 to 1.9.10 i get UnicodeDecodeError when i query a databse that contains any unicode chars (in this special case german umlauts) setting the encoding='utf-8' on option in sqlalchemy seems to be ignored completely since 1.9

some traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "debug.py", line 37, in <module>
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/synodlnatrakt/main.py", line 207, in import_mediaserver
    for result in dbresult:
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 2176, in __iter__
    return self._execute_and_instances(context)
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/orm/query.py", line 2191, in _execute_and_instances
    result = conn.execute(querycontext.statement, self._params)
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 1450, in execute
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 1583, in _execute_clauseelement
    compiled_sql, distilled_params
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/engine/base.py", line 1690, in _execute_context
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/sqlalchemy/engine/default.py", line 335, in do_execute
    cursor.execute(statement, parameters)
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/pg8000/core.py", line 531, in execute
    self._c.execute(self, operation, args)
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/pg8000/core.py", line 1554, in execute
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/pg8000/core.py", line 1619, in handle_messages
    self._read(data_len - 4), cursor)
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/pg8000/core.py", line 1607, in handle_DATA_ROW
    row.append(func(data, data_idx, vlen))
  File "/volume1/@appstore/synodlnatrakt/share/SynoDLNAtrakt/lib/pg8000/core.py", line 976, in text_recv
    data[offset: offset + length], self._client_encoding)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 64: ordinal not in range(128)

with 1.08 it works perfeclty but sadly 1.08 gives me a different error sometimes: pg8000.errors.NotSupportedError: type oid 705 not mapped to py type

Comments (7)

  1. Michael Bayer repo owner

    SQLAlchemy has no logic specific to pg8000 1.9.

    Looking at their current docs, there is still no such parameter "encoding"; pg8000 always gets this from the client connection:


    I've searched all of pg8000's docs for "encoding" and the only match is in their release notes: http://pythonhosted.org//pg8000/release_notes.html?highlight=encoding.

    SQLAlchemy doesn't do any special work with unicode and pg8000, both statements and bound parameter values are passed right through so this would appear to be a regression in pg8000 itself.

  2. Raphael Mutschler reporter

    so sqlalchemy's encoding on create_engine() has simply no effect on pg8000 itself? still strange that with version < 1.9 everything works pretty well and i get proper utf-8 encoded querys but if im using a version > 1.9 im getting UnicodeDecode Errors all the way :/

    Thanks for the help i'll try to talkt to the dev of pg8000 directly

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