|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
SSN's possible new Y2K problem?by Anonymous Monk
|on Aug 13, 2002 at 17:49 UTC||Need Help??|
Yesterday I posted a OT node to SoPW. This was the wrong
place to post such a node so it was rightfully deleted.
But I want to get everyones' opinnion about the wisdom
of declaring a Oracle column to represent SSN as varchar2(9).
What happens if there is ever more that 999,999,999 people
Would it be better to create the table like so ...
... or am just a worry wort that hasn't forgotten the nightmare
of Y2K bugs. I guess it is important to know the current
population of the US which is 287,773,061
with the world population of 6,243,392,791 at the time of
What I don't know is the rate at which the population is growing?
And what is better varchar2(9) or number?
Monks! Your country needs you please help!