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MySQL Default Value

When I try to enter a default value for a TEXT column in my MySQL database it will not let me. Is it possible to have a default value in a MySQL TEXT field?

I'm trying to write some PHP code that enters data in the MySQL databse & not being able to set a default field in the MySQL TEXT field is causeing some issues....

FYI...I am using PhP MyAdmin to try to set it up
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wantabe2
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
From the reference:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/data-type-defaults.html
BLOB and TEXT columns cannot be assigned a default value.

so, you might try VARCHAR data type instead, if it's ok for that:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/string-type-overview.html

or, remove the NULL constraint, so that the field does allow NULLS.

note: a TEXT means very large text, which shall normally allow null ...
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ramkihardyCommented:
simple....
before passing values to the databse...
Check the textfiled is null....
if its is null..then pass the default value
else
pass the textfield value to the database...
Regards
Ramki
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