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Re: UUID column type
Posted by: Lawrence Holtsclaw
Date: October 18, 2005 09:03AM

I use BINARY(16). You definitely do NOT want to use CHAR(16) since you will most likely encounter side effects putting binary into a textual field. An alternative would be to convert the UUID to the string representation and store that using CHAR(43) (or CHAR(32) if you strip the punctuation and store just the hex digits) but that, of course, takes more storage and conversion processing without providing any added benefit.

As always, YMMV.

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