If an INT has a fixed range, then what is the point of giving it scale? As
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?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Nelson" <dnelson@stripped>
To: "A Pasetti" <ajpasetti@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.
> 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
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