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From:shawn green Date:May 22 2013 6:05pm
Subject:Re: Version 5.6.2-m5 Boolean Datatype
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Hello Neil,

On 5/22/2013 1:05 PM, Neil Tompkins wrote:
> Hi, Like the link states
>
> "For clarity: a TINYINT(1) datatype does NOT ENFORCE a boolean value data
> entry. For instance, it's still possible to insert a value of "2" (any
> integer up to the TINYINT max value). I personally don't see the added
> value of a 'BOOLEAN' synonym type which infact behaves unlike a boolean
> should."
>
> Has BOOL, BOOLEAN been taken out of MySQL 5.6 ?
>
>
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM, Ian Simpson <ian@stripped>wrote:
>
>> BOOLEAN is a synonym for TINYINT(1) in MySQL:
>>
>> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/numeric-type-overview.html
>>
>>
>> On 22 May 2013 17:55, Neil Tompkins <neil.tompkins@stripped> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I've just created some tables that I designed using the MySQL Workbench
>>> Model.  However, the database type BOOLEAN which was in my models has been
>>> converted to TINYINT(1);  I'm currently running MySQL Version 5.6.2-m5 on
>>> Windows 2008 server.
>>>
>>> Any ideas why this has been removed ?
>>>

This is exactly the same behavior that MySQL has had for over a decade. 
Nothing has been added or removed since release 4.1.0 (2003-04-03)
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/numeric-type-overview.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-x.html

Also, why are you using a pre-release (milestone) version of 5.6 when 
the full release (GA) versions of 5.6 are available?
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/

Regards,
-- 
Shawn Green
MySQL Principal Technical Support Engineer
Oracle USA, Inc. - Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together.
Office: Blountville, TN
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