I want to make a small social network. For messaging body which one is more suitable? VARCHAR or TEXT? if VARCHAR how long is efficient?
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To completely determine column type, I might suggest to do following:
You have selection of two types:
"Which of them to use?" depends on subject area and is primarily opinion-based question. If you ask me, then I might suggest to use
For small messages, storage space of which requires less than 255 bytes,
I'm supposing that you use MySQL RDBMS.