Re: LIKE operator on CHAR column when there is no wildcard character

From: William Robertson <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:23:24 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 7, 2:29 pm, Veeru71 <> wrote:
> you are right, we should have used
> varchar2 cols instead of char cols in the first place but this is a
> legacy app.

I wonder why they used CHAR even back in those far-off legacy days. There has never been a good reason to use a blank-padded character type in any version of Oracle. This anti-feature was introduced in Oracle 6 for ANSI compatibility - you weren't actually expected to use it. Received on Mon Jul 07 2008 - 10:23:24 CDT

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