Re: Help, my developers are killing me with varchar2(4000)
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:16:10 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 28, 5:28 am, RogBa..._at_gmail.com wrote:
> I have a developer that created some tables in a development instnace
> and wants me to promote them to QA. I took a look at them, and nearly
> every column is varchar2(4000). I am pretty sure this is overkill for
> most of them. I know it takes up as much room as the data, but I just
> don't like this design philosophy. Does anyone have any references/
> urls saying this is a bad idea to design tables like this? It has been
> my experience that you get bad data by allowing columns to contain
> more data then what it should really hold.
> Thanks in advance,
I added it to the asktom post, but for completeness here: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/appdev.102/b14261/datatypes.htm#sthref734
The part about having to make client arrays larger is probably more important that this, though.
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