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Answer: MySQL: BLOB/TEXT vs multiple VARCHAR columns

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Q&A > database programming > MySQL: BLOB/TEXT vs multiple VARCHAR columns contributed by lachoy

Unlike many database systems out there, the overhead for BLOB/TEXT fields in MySQL (I normally just use TEXT) is practically none. Other databases (Sybase, IME) allocate at minimum a 2kb page for each TEXT field in a table, even if the TEXT field is empty. Eeek!

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