My general rule of thumb is to only use a numeric datatype (integer,
double, etc.) if the value is intended for mathematical operations
(like an account balance, or any amount or measurement). Some examples
of number-style data that I always store as strings/characters are
phone numbers and employee id numbers or any identification number.
The later would, of course, include tweet IDs.

On Dec 3, 1:06 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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