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Re: Field wise checking the performance.

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: dba <dbadbb(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Field wise checking the performance.
Date: 2011-02-14 12:30:03
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On 14.02.2011 14:06, dba wrote:
> I have two identical tables. But the with of the fields are different. Need
> to know whether changing from varchar(100) to varchar(30) will increase the
> performance, or its just the memory access.

It will make no difference. The max length is just a constraint on what 
values can be stored, it doesn't affect how the strings are stored. In 
both cases, the strings are stored in a variable-length format.

   Heikki Linnakangas

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