13.7.4 SET Statements
SET statement has several forms. Descriptions for those forms that are not associated with a specific server capability appear in subsections of this section:
SETenables you to assign values to variables that affect the operation of the server or clients. See Section 126.96.36.199, “SET Syntax for Variable Assignment”.
SET CHARACTER SETand
SET NAMESassign values to character set and collation variables associated with the current connection to the server. See Section 188.8.131.52, “SET CHARACTER SET Statement”, and Section 184.108.40.206, “SET NAMES Statement”.
Descriptions for the other forms appear elsewhere, grouped with other statements related to the capability they help implement: