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Data types

Although different database applications tend to provide similar functionality, they often use different terminology. For your convenience, this appendix shows how the terminology used in Kexi corresponds to that used by other database applications. Thus, this chapter may be useful when migrating databases from one application to another.

The table below shows how the data types in Kexi correspond to data types in other database applications.

Some of the data types listed here are sub-types of other types. For example, the Long text type is a sub-type of the Text type. To use a sub-type in Kexi, you should select the corresponding basic type (in this case, Text) in the table designer, and then select the sub-type using the Subtype setting in the Property Editor.

Comparison of data types used in Kexi and other database applications
Kexi MS Access dBase/FoxPro Paradox
Text (Text) Text Character Alphanumeric
Long text (Long text) Memo Memo Memo
Date/Time (Date/Time) Date, Time Date DateTime
Integer Number (Integer Number) Number (Integer) Numeric Integer
Big Integer Number (Big Integer Number) Long Integer Numeric Long Integer
Floating Point Number (Floating Point Number) Single/Double precision number Float Number