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From:Dan Nelson Date:July 13 2003 7:41pm
Subject:Re: Storage efficiency of VARCHARs
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In the last episode (Jul 13), Dan Anderson said:
> I am curious about the internal representation of VARCHARS.  I cannot
> find any documentation on it in the mySQL manual. Will a VARCHAR(10)
> take up less space then a VARCHAR(80), even though they are variable?

It's documented at least twice in the manual.  See the section "The
CHAR and VARCHAR Types": , and
also "Column Type Storage Requirements":

	Dan Nelson
Storage efficiency of VARCHARsDan Anderson13 Jul
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