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Storage space consumed by NUMBER datatype [message #90704] Thu, 19 August 2004 06:21 Go to next message
Kenny Rodman
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Registered: August 2004
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Hi... I am developing my Oracle database on Oracle 8i... in my database I have various columns that are defined as NUMBER(38)... in some instances, the largest number to be stored in these columns is 255, so three digits max... if I am only storing 3 digits in a column defined as NUMBER(38), is there a lot of wasted storage?? Or does Oracle only provide storage space for the data and not the column?

cheers, Kenny
Re: Storage space consumed by NUMBER datatype [message #90705 is a reply to message #90704] Thu, 19 August 2004 10:44 Go to previous message
Art Metzer
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