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title: "ExpressionEngine and MySQL 5.7: this is incompatible with DISTINCT" layout: page version: 2.9.2 os:

  • macOS
  • Linux source: date: 2017-01-01 00:00:00 +0200 categories: dev

If you've just tried running ExpressionEngine 2.9.2+ on MYSQL 5.7... This is what happened:

Error Number: 3065 Expression #1 of ORDER BY clause is not in SELECT list, references column 'mgs.t.sticky' which is not in SELECT list; this is incompatible with DISTINCT SELECT DISTINCT(t.entry_id) FROM exp_channel_titles AS t LEFT JOIN exp_channels ON t.channel_id = exp_channels.channel_id LEFT JOIN exp_members AS m ON m.member_id = t.author_id INNER JOIN exp_category_posts ON t.entry_id = exp_category_posts.entry_id INNER JOIN exp_categories ON exp_category_posts.cat_id = exp_categories.cat_id WHERE t.entry_id !='' AND t.site_id IN ('1') AND t.entry_date < 1485361752 AND (t.expiration_date = 0 OR t.expiration_date > 1485361752) AND t.channel_id IN (10) AND exp_categories.cat_id = '66' AND t.status = 'open' ORDER BY t.sticky desc, t.title asc, t.entry_id asc LIMIT 0, 20 Filename: modules/channel/mod.channel.php Line Number: 2160

The reason you're seeing this is, that a number of older apps are not compatible with strict SQL mode introduced in MYSQL 5.7. Fortunately there's something you can do about this:

Option 1: EllisLab has long fixed this. Simply download the latest version of ExpressionEngine and update everything. Just make sure that the plugins you're running are still compatible.

Option 2: You can simply disable strict SQL mode! There's a great guide on the DigitalOcean Community: How To Prepare For Your MySQL 5.7 Upgrade. If you're on Serverpilot, check out this guide.