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AskSQLTeam
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Posted - 12/05/2006 :  07:28:34  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dustin writes "What would you consider to be the best practice to use an unsigned 32-bit integer? For our application we need several 32-bit unsigned integers and I would hate to use a bigint just for a 32-bit field. Even a binary(4) require a 4 byte overhead which is just as bad as a bigint (8 bytes of storage). Thanks for your help.

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SwePeso
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Posted - 12/05/2006 :  07:38:19  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Why can't you use SIGNED 32-bit integer?
Are you doing some bit operations?


Peter Larsson
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