Mar 26

Rails ActiveRecord MySql varbinary

Category: Development,Rails

Although ActiveRecord has the following warning about database specific column types: “You may use a type not in this list as long as it is supported by your database (for example, “polygon” in MySQL), but this will not be database agnostic and should usually be avoided. ActiveRecord” You may have optimizations specific to a database server like MySql’s varbinary. Here is how to create the a table with a varbinary(1000) column.

create_table :page_error_sources do |t|
  t.column :source, 'varbinary(1000)', :null => false
  t.timestamps
end
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