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From:Paul DuBois Date:September 19 2001 10:52pm
Subject:Re: Mzximum character count
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At 8:43 AM +1000 9/20/01, Neil Silvester wrote:
>I am working on a MySQL database that lists the current competitors 
>of the company I work for as a part of a global intranet. At present 
>I have a table that contains the corporate website of our 
>competitors. I would like to find out what record in the table has 
>the largest amount of characters. This way I could possibly decrease 
>the varchar size (currently 100) to speed up the queries.
>My table is as below.
>CREATE TABLE competitor (
>	CompetitorsName varchar(35) not null,
>	Website varchar(100),
>	ID int auto_increment not null primary key

SELECT MAX(LENGTH(Website)) FROM competitor

You might also look up PROCEDURE ANALYSE() in the manual.

>Neil Silvester
>Systems Administrator / Webmaster.
>Heat and Control Inc.

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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