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From: ZungNguyen <ZungNguyen at aol dot com>
Subject: Re: Size of null char field
Date: Apr 27 1998 2:43PM

In a message dated 4/26/98 11:00:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
mghazey@yahoo.com writes:

> How big is a char field that allows nulls? The reason I ask is because
>  sybperl returns trailing spaces to fill out the column to the declared
>  width for not null fields. Yet it returns only the actual string for
>  null fields. Does that imply that sybase uses less disk space for null
>  fields?
>  

I believe Sybase stores nullable char columns as varchar.

Zung