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Data Types and Stored Procedures

Erik Darling plays the roles of both Goofus and Gallant here:

All sorts of bad things happen when you do this. You can’t index for this in any meaningful way, and comparing non-string data types (numbers, dates, etc.) with a double wildcard string means implicit conversion hell.

You don’t want to do this. Ever.

Unless you want to hire me.

Click through for good advice on the proper use of data types and input parameters.