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HF-SQL - Database types

 
Francisco Moroyoqui
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Hi Lynn,

Are database column types covered in the book? If so, I would think that they would be very RDBMS-specific (Oracle vs MySQL vs MSSQL vs etc). Do you explain then the differences among some of them?

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I would think that they would be very RDBMS-specific

You are aware that there are ANSI standards for datatypes which all good relational databases implement?
 
Surasak Leenapongpanit
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To make sure you use the data types correctly, please check the document of that dbms you are involve.
 
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Indeed, column types between database flavors are very similar. There are some syntactical and structural differences, but once you understand how to use, say, a variable character text data type, then the actual DBMS syntax can be looked up.
 
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