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Choosing the Right Data Types for Your MySQL Database

A well designed database uses the most suitable data type for each item. Data type categories are numeric, temporal, character and binary. Follow the ABC rule for choosing data types: Appropriate, Brief, Complete.

To learn more about data types and other key topics for getting started on the MySQL Database, take the MySQL for Beginners training course.

You can take this 4-day training course through the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time on a lab environment to do lab exercises to suit your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.



 Delivery Language

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

 6 October 2014

 Brazilian Portuguese

 London, England

 11 November 2014


 Rome, Italy

 3 November 2014


 Nairobi, Kenya

 10 November 2014


 Riga, Latvia

 3 November 2014


 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 20 October 2014


 Mexico City, Mexico

 17 September 2014


 San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

 24 November 2014


 Utrecht, Netherlands

 3 November 2014


To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the authentic MySQL Curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

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