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  1. #1
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    May 2004

    Unanswered: Integer datatype question

    I have a column setup using the Int datatype and a length of 4. First: does this mean that the allowable range is from -9999 to 9999? Second: I can't seem to change the 4 to anything else, how can I modify the length

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    That's the internaly stored length...

    Look up datatypes in books online...

    int is actually

    Integer (whole number) data from -2^31 (-2,147,483,648) through 2^31 - 1 (2,147,483,647).

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    no, the 4 indicates the amount of bytes used. It's a fixed size, you can't change it. As specified by BOL, integer values '(...)from -2^63 (-9,223,372,036,854,775,808) through 2^63-1 (9,223,372,036,854,775,807).'. If this won't do use a bigint instead.

    EDIT: Brett, I'll quote you on this: Damn...sniped again
    Last edited by Kaiowas; 06-04-04 at 12:57.

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