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From:Dan Nelson Date:May 30 2002 5:11am
Subject:Re: Alternate to varchar2
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In the last episode (May 30), Arul said:
> I am trying to port my oracle Databse to mysql. I am using 3.23.49
> version of mysql.
> i had certain columns in oracle which had varchar2(900)
> But in mysql varchar doesnt support more than 255
> so what could be the alternate in this case..
> Can i use Blob or text..But again if i use blob and if i use a like
> condition in my query , it would be a performance problem.

It'll be no worse than Oracle's performance in this case; they both
store blobs away from the rest of the record afaik.

Actually if you put a fulltext index on the text field and use that to
search instead of using LIKE, mysql will be a lot faster than Oracle.

	Dan Nelson
MySQL Update Query with a JoinJoe Cherner30 May
  • Alternate to varchar2Arul30 May
    • Re: Alternate to varchar2Dan Nelson30 May
  • Re: Alternate to varchar2Arul30 May