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Overview of built-in data types

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Each value manipulated by ApsaraDB for OceanBase has a data type. The value's data type associates a fixed set of attributes with the value. These attributes cause ApsaraDB for OceanBase to treat values of one data type differently from values of another. ApsaraDB for OceanBase provides a number of built-in data types. They are also called basic data types of ApsaraDB for OceanBase.

Data types

ApsaraDB for OceanBase supports the following data types, which are consistent with the Oracle data types:

  • Character data types

  • Numeric data types

  • Date and time data types

  • RAW data types

  • Large object data types