I'm creating an SQL Server database with someone else. One of the tables is small (6 rows) with data that will probably remain constant. There is a remote possibility that a new row will be added. The table looks something like this:
CREATE TABLE someTable ( id int primary key identity(1,1) not null, name varchar(128) not null unique ); INSERT INTO someTable values ('alice', 'bob something', 'charles can dance', 'dugan was here');
I'm looking at the char length of that
name column, and I think that its values are probably never going to be larger than, say, 32 characters, maybe not even larger than 24. Is there any advantage to my changing this column to, for example,
Also, is there any advantage to keeping default column sizes to multiples of 4, 8, 32, etc?