Re: Help, my developers are killing me with varchar2(4000)

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:49:16 +0200
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On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:21:42 +0000 (UTC), Wolfram Roesler <> wrote:

> Neither has the question been asked why Oracle doesn't support
>a random length string datatype.

That question doesn't need to be asked.
First of all Oracle already has CLOBs for this purpose, since 8.0, so in the previous milennium.
Secondly, a random length string datatype would cause heavy row chaining, so kill performance.

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Mon Aug 11 2008 - 08:49:16 CDT

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