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Data Types

TiDB supports all the data types in MySQL except the SPATIAL type. This includes all the numeric types, string types, date & time types, and the JSON type.

The definitions used for datatypes are specified as T(M[, D]). Where by:

  • T indicates the specific data type.
  • M indicates the maximum display width for integer types. For floating-point and fixed-point types, M is the total number of digits that can be stored (the precision). For string types, M is the maximum length. The maximum permissible value of M depends on the data type.
  • D applies to floating-point and fixed-point types and indicates the number of digits following the decimal point (the scale).
  • fsp applies to the TIME, DATETIME, and TIMESTAMP types and represents the fractional seconds precision. The fsp value, if given, must be in the range 0 to 6. A value of 0 signifies that there is no fractional part. If omitted, the default precision is 0.

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