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Re: Choosing Data Type
Posted by: Roland Bouman
Date: December 23, 2005 07:33AM

1,2) depends what your requirements are. sometimes people use separate fields for region, international and local parts of the phonenumber. I think I'd try using integers, but I'm afraid I do not have much experience with this one. You should definitely check this one out:

http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?10,37099,37177#msg-37177

This will answer quite a few questions.

3) I'd use a decimal (storing just the numbers, NOT the percent sign).

4) Date is good if you dont need time. It saves storage and can simplify your queries.

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