Lalith B Lalith B - 1 month ago 15
MySQL Question

TINYTEXT, TEXT, MEDIUMTEXT, and LONGTEXT maximum storage sizes

Per the docs, there are four TEXT types:


  1. TINYTEXT

  2. TEXT

  3. MEDIUMTEXT

  4. LONGTEXT



What is the maximum length that I can store in a column of each data type assuming the character encoding is UTF-8?

Answer

From the documentation :

      Type | Maximum length
-----------+-------------------------------------
  TINYTEXT |           255 (2 8−1) bytes
      TEXT |        65,535 (216−1) bytes = 64 KiB
MEDIUMTEXT |    16,777,215 (224−1) bytes = 16 MiB
  LONGTEXT | 4,294,967,295 (232−1) bytes =  4 GiB

Note that the number of characters that can be stored in your column will depend on the character encoding.

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