Why You Should Replace ENUM With Something Else

One of the most hotly contested points of my article on database design was the suggestion that developers drop the use of ENUM and use something else instead. Lots of people argued in favor of ENUM; however, there are several good reasons why developers should reconsider ENUM and use it sparingly.

There are three core reasons why ENUM is a data type that should be reconsidered.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 @ 1:00 am | Comment (19) | Categories: Best Practices, Databases, Technology
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