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Working with affiliate data files
aijohn




msg:1579339
 11:03 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm setting up a MYSQL database to use date files from affiliates.

Looking for suggestions on accepted practices for field type when data is
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volatilegx




msg:1579340
 3:34 am on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

0 and 1 are always nice :)

aijohn




msg:1579341
 3:57 pm on Dec 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was wondering if there were any performance differences between using int, varchar(5), boolean etc. in mysql

FalseDawn




msg:1579342
 6:51 pm on Dec 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, there will be differences (in storage requirements as well as performance), but miniscule unless you're talking about millions of rows.

It is always good practice to use the most efficient field type you can - boolean (bit) in this case - assuming you are running MySQL 5.0.3+

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