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    Mar 2010

    Is there a datatype boolean?, if not ...

    I'd like a column to have a value of either true or false but i'm thinking there is no such thing, no such data type (....and why not?!)

    if there isn't what's a good alternative?, tiny int?, or i'll just use text reading true or false,

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    Mar 2012
    Read the manual.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by jedaisoul View Post
    Read the manual.
    This question is in regard to SQL, not PHP - I don't know why you posted a link to the PHP manual.

    Fortunately, there is a boolean data type in MySQL, it's a numeric data type. Basically a non zero value is true and 0 is false. Check the MySQL documentation: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/...-overview.html
    I've switched careers...
    I'm NO LONGER a scientist,
    but now a web developer...

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    Mar 2010
    Perfect, thank you

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