You have stumbled across the secret. No, there is no difference at
all as the calculations suggested here confirm.
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Waynn Lue <waynnlue@stripped> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I was building a table for storing email addresses today and ran into an
> issue that I couldn't find an answer for using Google. If I declare the
> column as a VARCHAR (this is an InnoDB table), does it matter what size I
> declare it as if it's between 1 and 255? I know there's an extra byte of
> storage once it goes above 255 because of the length, but is there a storage
> difference between VARCHAR(100) and VARCHAR(255)? Obviously there's a
> functional difference in what gets cut off when I try to store into that
> table, but is that the only difference?
> Thanks for any insight,
- michael dykman
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