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What is the distinction between the "int" and "int(2)" data types?

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answered 2021-08-02 13:00:00 +0000

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In most database management systems, there is no significant difference between "int" and "int(2)" data types. "int" stands for integer and represents a whole number (positive, negative or zero) in the range of -2147483648 to 2147483647. While "int(2)" specifies the display width of that integer in characters.

The number in parentheses, such as "int(2)", is used for display purposes only and has no impact on the storage size or range of values of the integer. It is often used as a suggestion to front-end developers about the display width of the integer for applications.

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