MySQL: How to Fix “Field Doesn’t Have A Default Value” Error

MySQL or MariaDB install has default value of sql mode named STRICT_TRANS_TABLES.

The MySQL docs for STRICT_TRANS_TABLES state:

Strict mode controls how MySQL handles input values that are invalid or missing. A value can be invalid for several reasons. For example, it might have the wrong data type for the column, or it might be out of range. A value is missing when a new row to be inserted does not contain a value for a non-NULL column that has no explicit DEFAULT clause in its definition. (For a NULL column, NULL is inserted if the value is missing.)

To fix the issue, edit /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf in Ubuntu 22, add the following line inside [mysqld] group:


Save the file and restart MySQL service.

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