At Flaptor we use a CharField(max_length=20) which is big enough and
seems reasonable since it is usually obtained from and used in urls.
If you're interested in having a sorted index with the ids then you
would have to look into bigger integer data types or add 0 padding
behavior to your field.


On Dec 3, 4:06 am, Jay Liew <> wrote:
> I believe I've just hit the upper bound limit on Django's
> PositiveIntegerField for storing a single tweet's ID #
> What is the recommendation (if there is one), for application
> developers in planning to store this field?
> Store it in a bigger integer data type .. or just maybe store the ID
> as a var char?
> Thanks,

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