Important: #87518 - Use prepared statements for pdo_mysql per default¶
Before this adaption, the
pdo_mysql driver used emulated prepared statements per default.
With that, all returned values of a query were strings.
With this change the behavior changes to use the actual prepared statements, which return native data types. Thus, if a column is defined as INTEGER, the returned value in PHP will also be an INTEGER.
It is possible to deactivate this feature as follows:
You need to "overwrite" the option to set
(reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/pdo.setattribute.php) in your database connection:
'Connections' => [ 'Default' => [ 'dbname' => 'some_database_name', 'driver' => 'pdo_mysql', 'driverOptions' => [ \PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES => true ], 'password' => 's0meS3curePW!', 'user' => 'someUser', ], ],