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A text field of indeterminate length in a database, as opposed to the traditional fixed-length field.
Origin: From the data type name, itself from variable character.
A varchar or Variable Character Field is a set of character data of indeterminate length. The term varchar refers to a data type of a field in a database management system. Varchar fields can be of any size up to a limit, which varies by databases: an Oracle 9i database has a limit of 4000 bytes, a MySQL database has a limit of 65,535 bytes and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has a limit of 8000 bytes.
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