What is BLOB and TEXT in MySQL? | Eklavya Online

What is BLOB and TEXT in MySQL?

BLOB is an acronym that stands for a large binary object. It is used to hold a variable amount of data.

There are four types of the BLOB.

  1. TINYBLOB
  2. BLOB
  3. MEDIUMBLOB
  4. LONGBLOB
    The differences among all these are the maximum length of values they can hold.

TEXT is a case-insensitive BLOB. TEXT values are non-binary strings (character string). They have a character set, and values are stored and compared based on the collation of the character set.

There are four types of TEXT.

  1. TINYTEXT
  2. TEXT
  3. MEDIUMTEXT
  4. LONGTEXT