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MySQL import: JSON with binary character set

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If you see this error when importing MySQL files:

cannot create a JSON value from a string with CHARACTER SET 'binary'

You should find and replace parts of the import file with the following regex:

Find: (X'[^,\)]*'), and replace by: CONVERT($1 using utf8mb4)

Source: StackOverflow.