Ivan Ivan - 1 month ago 23
SQL Question

What do column flags mean in MySQL Workbench?

In MySQL Workbench table editor there are 7 column flags available: PK, NN, UQ, BIN, UN, ZF, AI.

PK obviously stands for Primary Key. What about others?

Answer

PK - Primary Key

NN - Not Null

BIN - Binary (stores data as binary strings. There is no character set so sorting and comparison is based on the numeric values of the bytes in the values.)

UN - Unsigned (non-negative numbers only. so if the range is -500 to 500, instead its 0 - 1000, the range is the same but it starts at 0)

UQ - Create/remove Unique Key

ZF - Zero-Filled (if the length is 5 like INT(5) then every field is filled with 0’s to the 5th value. 12 = 00012, 400 = 00400, etc. )

AI - Auto Increment