character data type

character data type

[′kar·ik·tər ′dad·ə ‚tīp]
(computer science)
A scalar data type which provides an internal representation of printable characters.
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1 will include support for 18 character table and column names, 255 character index key lengths, 32Kb SQL statement sizes and 8Kb variable character data type sizes.
At its essence, the FDF is a special-purpose, massively parallel supercomputer capable of complex pattern matching in text and other character data types.