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Re: InstantDB: newbee questions


I just implement this by the mean time, and got far most compact database
!!!

Thank you.



-----Message d'origine-----
De : Peter Hearty <peter.hearty@ceasar.demon.co.uk>
 : instantDB@enhydra.org <instantDB@enhydra.org>
Date : lundi 24 avril 2000 10:03
Objet : Re: InstantDB: newbee questions


>Daniel
>
>If you want true variable length strings use the TEXT type. This gets
stored
>as variable length binary text and can do just about everything that
VARCHAR
>can.
>
>Regards
>
>Peter Hearty
>Lutris Technologies UK Ltd.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daniel HERLEMONT <dht@club-internet.fr>
>To: instantDB@enhydra.org <instantDB@enhydra.org>
>Date: 23 April 2000 16:35
>Subject: InstantDB: newbee questions
>
>
>>Hello.
>>
>>First congratulation for this open source initiative, I am quite sure that
>>it will boost the InstanDB I already use and I realy appreciate its high
>>performance.
>>
>>I have a simple question about String, TEXT, VARCHAR ....
>>
>>It seems that I have to reserve the max length for a field mapped into a
>>VARCHAR.
>>I understand the implementation rationale of that but
>>it is very frustating since, I even don't know the size of my field in
>>advance, and not in very convinient for automatic mapping of JAVA object
to
>>fields and lead to huge and wasted space on disk.
>>
>>Is it possible to implement String in BLOB or CLOB and provide still
>>searching capabilities with "like" operators
>>Maybe the TEXT data type cand be use
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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