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Version 5.6.2-m5 Boolean Datatype in MYSQL

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I 've just created some tables that I designed using the MySQL Workbench Model. However, the database type BOOLEAN which was in my models has been converted to TINYINT(1); I'm currently running MySQL Version 5.6.2-m5 on Windows 2008 server.

Any ideas why this has been removed ?

posted May 22, 2013 by anonymous

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Like the link states

"For clarity: a TINYINT(1) datatype does NOT ENFORCE a boolean value data entry. For instance, it's still possible to insert a value of "2" (any integer up to the TINYINT max value). I personally don't see the added value of a 'BOOLEAN' synonym type which infact behaves unlike a boolean should."

Has BOOL, BOOLEAN been taken out of MySQL 5.6 ?

answer May 22, 2013 by anonymous
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This is exactly the same behavior that MySQL has had for over a decade. Nothing has been added or removed since release 4.1.0 (2003-04-03)
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/numeric-type-overview.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-x.html

Also, why are you using a pre-release (milestone) version of 5.6 when the full release (GA) versions of 5.6 are available?
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/

answer May 22, 2013 by anonymous
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