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Appendix B. Data Type Reference

Appendix B. Data Type Reference

This appendix describes the data types provided by MySQL. More information on the use of each type is given in Chapter 3, “Working with Data in MySQL.” All types listed here except BIT have been present in MySQL at least as early as MySQL 4.1.0, and most except the spatial types since well before that. Any changes in behavior since 4.1.0 are indicated in the descriptions for individual types.

Type name specifications are written using the following conventions:


  

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