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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Hey folks!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>For any of you also considering an &quot;ENUM&quot; type in a DBMS, in particular (and in fact only in) MySQL, you are encouraged to rethink it, based on the post &quot;8 Reasons Why MySQL's ENUM Data Type Is Evil&quot; at <a href="http://komlenic.com/244/8-reasons-why-mysqls-enum-data-type-is-evil/">http://komlenic.com/244/8-reasons-why-mysqls-enum-data-type-is-evil/</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Have fun!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Meir<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div></body></html>