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

From: gazzag <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:01:44 -0700 (PDT)
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On 7 Jul, 16:23, William Robertson <> wrote:


> 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.

Of course. However, that would require vendors of database-unaware software to read documentation, wouldn't it? ;)

-g Received on Tue Jul 08 2008 - 10:01:44 CDT

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