5.4.8. How InnoDB Stores Variable-Length Columns Overview of InnoDB Row Storage Specifying the Row Format for a Table DYNAMIC and COMPRESSED Row Formats COMPACT and REDUNDANT Row Formats

This section discusses how certain InnoDB features, such as table compression and off-page storage of long columns, are controlled by the ROW_FORMAT clause of the CREATE TABLE statement. It discusses considerations for choosing the right row format and compatibility of row formats between MySQL releases.

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