At 6:08 PM -0400 8/23/99, Steve Smith wrote:
> I have a MySQL table that has a integer type called 'flags'. 'flags'
>is made up of several bit values like so:
>and so on.
> I originally designed the database like this because I was
>programming the system in C and it made sense at the time. Problem now
>is, I have to make this table managable from Access. I have the table
>linked to MySQL via ODBC. Of course, the 'flags' column is always a
>integer that is unreadable by most humans. Is there a easy way to have
>Access or MySQL break this flags column down into multiple columns (one
>for each bit value)?
You might want to convert the column to a SET, which appears as a string,
but which uses bitmasks to represent set elements internally.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped