Richard, Why do you exclude the MySQL Manual from your list of references?
See sections 6.2 and 6.2.1. In 6.2.1, you will find: <quote> Another extension is supported by MySQL for optionally specifying the display width of an integer value in parentheses following the base keyword for the type (for example, INT(4)). </quote> There is much more about how INT(x) works, but if I copied it all to here you wouldn't discover the other useful information available. Doug On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 11:29:03 +0000, Richard Davey wrote: >Hi all, > >Sorry for such a newbie question! But I have been digging through the >O'Reilly MySQL book + MySQL Cookbook and cannot find an answer to what >I think is a very simple question: > >When creating an unsigned INT field, how does the value in brackets >(if given) limit the size of the field? I.e. what is the difference in >possible maximum values held between an INT(10) and an INT(4)? I know >MySQL will create an INT(10) as standard but I'm not sure I need it to >be able to hold a number that high. > >-- >Best regards, > Richard Davey > http://www.phpcommunity.org/wiki/296.html -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php