At 14:10 -0600 12/3/04, Dan Nelson wrote:
>In the last episode (Dec 03), Mark Maunder said:
>> This all started when one of the 16 byte binary primary keys kicked out
>> a duplicate key error. It seems mysql does not store the last byte of
>> the binary value if it is a space. That is, ascii 32 or hex 20.
>> How do I force it to store the space? Thanks!
>> create table testtable ( id binary(16) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY ) ENGINE=MyISAM;
>There is no native mysql BINARY type; it's mapped to CHAR(n) BINARY.
>CHARS and VARCHARS trim trailing blanks (A known issue, but low
>priority I think). Try using a TINYBLOB column type instead.
I agree about using the TINYBLOB to avoid trailing space truncation, but
BINARY and VARBINARY are MySQL data types now.
Paul DuBois, MySQL Documentation Team
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