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Changing the Column Type
Heya all,

What will happen if I change the Column Type of a record from VARCHAR to INT and resync the database? Will I loose all data? Will I only loose data that's not of type "INT" (i.e. numbers) or will I loose nothing?

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Re: [sangiro] Changing the Column Type In reply to

Yes, MySQL will try and convert the values to numbers. Always best to do a mysqldump before hand just in case though.


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