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SQL Server Data Types: Bit vs the World

Kevin Chant is a fan of the bit type:

I decided to tweak it a bit for this post, to provide a humorous comparison between the bit data type and others that are available in SQL Server. In reality, this won’t cover every single one.

By the end of this post, you will some see pitfalls to using certain data types and some tips on how to avoid them. Plus, you will find out which data type is my least favourite to use.

Click through for a “haha-just-serious” take on an underappreciated datatype which nonetheless can’t decide if it’s a boolean or not.