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Re^3: Handle MySQL BIT data type in Perl

by virtualsue (Vicar)
on Nov 01, 2005 at 10:15 UTC ( #504559=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Handle MySQL BIT data type in Perl
in thread Handle MySQL BIT data type in Perl

MySQL v4.1 and below had stub-like support for BIT, which is why the current version of DBD::mysql sorta supports it. From the MySQL 4.1 Reference Manual:

In versions of MySQL up to and including 4.1, BIT is a synonym for TINYINT(1).

Whereas in version 5:

This data type was added in MySQL 5.0.3 for MyISAM, and extended in 5.0.5 to MEMORY, InnoDB, and BDB. Before 5.0.3, BIT is a synonym for TINYINT(1)

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