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Question What is the difference between CHAR and VARCHAR2? If
VARCHAR2 serves the uses of CHAR why CHAR is still used and
not been discarded yet?
 Question Asked At :: Oracle, Not In Company But Generally For Knowledge
 Question Submitted By :: niru2377
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Answer
in char it allocates the memory space as static where as in
varchar2 it allocates the memory space as dynamic


OR

char is a space mapping function where as in varchar2 it is
not mapping the space it occupies the exact size of the
string

 
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