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From:Paul DuBois Date:December 2 1999 5:47pm
Subject:RE: Varchar
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At 2:24 PM +0000 12/2/99, Simon Freeman wrote:
>As far as I understood what your response was you are suggesting I use TXT
>or Blobs.  My point was that these add extra overhead to programming.  This
>is important in web work.  Is MySQL likely to increase its field size to
>above 255 char in varchar?

Yes, to 64K, but not yet.

What is the extra work?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: tonu@stripped [mailto:tonu@stripped]On Behalf Of Tonu
>Sent: 02 December 1999 11:49
>To: simon.freeman@stripped
>Cc: mysql@stripped
>Subject: Re: Varchar
>Simon Freeman wrote:
>>  Currently running MS SQL vs 7. Want to migrate to mysql for cost reasons.
>>  The problem is whereas MS SQL7 now supports varchar sizes of up to 2K
>>  seems to be limited to 255.
>>  Will mysql be changed to allow large sizes.
>Look onto TEXT/BLOB/MEDIUMBLOB/etc datatypes.

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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