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From:Paul DuBois Date:March 13 1999 2:37pm
Subject:Re: How many characters are possible?
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At 8:09 AM -0600 3/13/1999, Thorsten Weigl wrote:
>Hi,
>
>what is the maximum of characters in one field. I have to fill one field
>with a text (round about 1.000 characters). If it is not possible, what
>would be the solution?

CHAR and VARCHAR are limited to 255 characters.  You probably want a
TEXT field.  See chapter 7 of the MySQL manual, particularly:

http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_Reference.html#Column_types
and
http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_Reference.html#Storage_requirements

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How many characters are possible?Thorsten Weigl13 Mar
  • Re: How many characters are possible?Paul DuBois13 Mar