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Choosing Suitable Field Sizes Edit

When you design a database you need to make sure that your field are large or small enough for the type of data you intend to store.

Large Field Sizes Edit

The following are examples of fields that might require large field sizes:

  • Addresses
  • Surnames
  • Descriptions

Small Field Sizes Edit

The following are examples of fields that might require small field sizes:

  • First names
  • Days of the week
  • House numbers

Fixed Field Sizes Edit

Some fields are always the same size, such as:

  • Car registration numbers
  • Phone numbers

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