After making configuration changes to the Parameter Group for both the database and cluster of my Amazon Aurora database I can no longer access CiviCRM. I get the following error: Error code 19, "DB Error: no such field". It has this for debug info:

SELECT path, data, UNIX_TIMESTAMP(expired_date) AS expires FROM civicrm_cache WHERE group_name = "2c60b3a2e8a19ac496e9716cc54d45a8" [nativecode=1054 ** Unknown column '2c60b3a2e8a19ac496e9716cc54d45a8' in 'where clause']

Before I made the changes to my server the entire Drupal site was only loading the install page with issues with the cache. I believe this was because the max_allowed_packets was not large enough. I have now set the max_allowed_packets to the highest size using Parameter Groups.

Drupal cannot bootstrap and cv flush will not work either because it appears to be attempting to bootstrap Drupal. I have truncated the civicrm_cache table. Before I did that there was a group_name value of 2c60b3a2e8a19ac496e9716cc54d45a8 in the table.

I have Drupal 9.3.3. We have been running 9.3.3 for about a week before we have had problems. We have CiviCRM 5.45.2. We have been running this for about a week as well.

I am not sure what to do to get CiviCRM to correct this query so that I can bootstrap everything.



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When you made your config changes did you turn on ANSI or ANSI_QUOTES in your sql_mode?

It prevents using " as a string quoting character which is not a standard string quoting character in sql, and so will break civi since civi does nonstandard things.

  • Thank you but that is not how the database is configured now. I did turn on ANSI but then I turned it off. Could I have damaged the database? I think I will restore from a clone just to see if that works.
    – Josh
    Feb 4, 2022 at 14:19
  • I don't think it would have damaged it, but it's possible mysql needs a restart to pick up the change. If you do SELECT @@sql_mode; you can confirm if ANSI is removed or not.
    – Demerit
    Feb 4, 2022 at 14:28
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    I should not have needed to but I needed to restart the database. Thanks!
    – Josh
    Feb 7, 2022 at 3:44

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