List:General Discussion« Previous MessageNext Message »
From:David Griffiths Date:December 15 2003 3:12am
Subject:Re: integer not being inserted correctly
View as plain text  
If an INT has a fixed range, then what is the point of giving it scale? As
in, "int(12)".

In Oracle, a NUMBER(12) indicates how many digits you could have (in this
case, 99999999999 would be the max value).

Would an int(2) allow -99 to 99, or -2147483648 to 2147483647?

Maybe MySQL should throw an error if someone tries to create an int(xyz)
column that exceeds the size of an int?

David.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Nelson" <dnelson@stripped>
To: "A Pasetti" <ajpasetti@stripped>
Cc: <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: integer not being inserted correctly


> In the last episode (Dec 14), A Pasetti said:
> > When attempting to insert an integer into an integer column, a
> > different value is being inserted for the given row. Check out the
> > sql below to see what I mean. The integer 7819359281 is somehow
> > changed to 2147483647 when it's inserted.
> >
> > Perhaps someone has experienced this problem and could suggest a fix.
> > I'm using MySQL 4.0.
>
> Use a larger numeric type.
>
> http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Numeric_types.html
>
> Type      Bytes     From                 To
>
> TINYINT   1         -128                 127
> SMALLINT  2         -32768               32767
> MEDIUMINT 3         -8388608             8388607
> INT       4         -2147483648          2147483647
> BIGINT    8         -9223372036854775808 9223372036854775807
>
> --
> Dan Nelson
> dnelson@stripped
>
> --
> MySQL General Mailing List
> For list archives: http://lists.mysql.com/mysql
> To unsubscribe:    http://lists.mysql.com/mysql?unsub=1
Thread
integer not being inserted correctlyA Pasetti15 Dec
  • Re: integer not being inserted correctlyDan Nelson15 Dec
  • Re: integer not being inserted correctlyPaul DuBois15 Dec
  • Re: integer not being inserted correctlyDavid Griffiths15 Dec
    • Re: integer not being inserted correctlyDaniel Kasak15 Dec
    • Re: integer not being inserted correctlyPaul DuBois15 Dec
    • RE: integer not being inserted correctlyMike Brando15 Dec
RE: integer not being inserted correctlyCharles E Sweet15 Dec