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Declaring variables in MySQL 5 Stored Procedure

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I would like to avoid specifying the exact type and column length of a variable in a stored procedure when using cursors.  For example, instead of declare vendorNbr varchar(16),
I want to use a feature like Oracle has:  declare vendornbr ap_data.vendorNbr%TYPE;   This will make maintenance easier for when column lengths change.  Does anyone know whether such a feature exists?
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I have not seen such a syntax yet in the documentation. You may wish to log a request at bugs.mysql.com.
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