In the last episode (May 12), Larry Lowry said:
> Well I'm trying to move to MySQL from the MS SQL Server world. Most
> data elements are easy except for the uniqueidentifier.
> In the MySQL world what is the preferred/best way to store a
> uniqueidentifier? The easiest would just be a char(36).
What is a "uniqueidentifier"? 36 chars sounds like a uuid, in which
case a char(36) is probably the most transparent. If you convert them
to raw form they will fit in a binary char(16), though. You could even
write uuid_to_string and uuid_from_string UDFs to simplify conversion.