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MySQL: Text field can only store 65535 characters
I am using a field of data type "TEXT" in my MySQL database to save texts. Unfortunately, I realized now that a field of type...
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MySQL: What is an index needed for?
I do not know much about databases and MySQL, but I am currently working on my first Internet projects. Now and again I come...
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I would like to either insert some data into a Firebird database or, if the corresponding ID already exists, update the record...
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phpMyAdmin: Increase File Size Limit for Import
I want to import a quite large SQL file into my database via phpMyAdmin. However, on the import tab of phpMyAdmin, where you can...
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SQLite: Exclude duplicate records from result
Is SQLite offering any possibility for excluding all double data records from the result of a query? I am using some usua...
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SQLite: Error "no such function: INSTR"
I am getting a strange error when using the function INSTR() in SQLite. When executing a query like SELECT id FROM tab WHERE...
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Stefan Trost: There are several TEXT data types in MySQL that can store different text lengths. Here is a small overview: ...
Question | MySQL: Text field can only store 65535 characters
Guest: You can also use the IFNULL() function: 1. SELECT IFNULL(1,0); -- returns 1 2. SELECT IFNULL('',1); -- returns...
Question | MySQL: How to check if Field is NULL or EMPTY
Stefan Trost: I would like to explain the index with a simple example: Example Imagine you have a phonebook and you want to find a number...
Question | MySQL: What is an index needed for?
NetGuy: After all, even in Firebird you can do an "ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE" INSERT. However, in Firebird the syntax is a bit different. Instead of...
Question | Firebird: INSERT with ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE
Stefan Trost: You can not change the maximum file size in the phpMyAdmin settings, because the values ​​are taken directly from your PHP...
Question | phpMyAdmin: Increase File Size Limit for Import
Computer Expert: The easiest way to do this, is just to use the same query but output them rotated. For example, if using PHP, you can load the result...
Question | MySQL: GROUP BY Day, Month and Year

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