"Mark Woodward" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> The rating, however, is one char 1~9. Would making it a char(1) buy anything?

No, that would actually hurt because of the length word for the char
field.  Even if you used the "char" type, which really is only one byte,
you wouldn't win anything because of alignment issues.  Personally I'd
just go for three ints and a date, rather than trying to be cute with
the rating.

                        regards, tom lane

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