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HF-SQL - Database types
Joined: Nov 24, 2004
Oct 16, 2007 15:25:00
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?
Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Oct 17, 2007 02:39:00
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?
Joined: May 10, 2002
Oct 17, 2007 11:22:00
To make sure you use the data types correctly, please check the document of that dbms you are involve.
Joined: Sep 12, 2007
Oct 17, 2007 11:35:00
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.
Lynn Beighley<br />Author, Head First SQL
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