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What does int(11) means in MySQL?

A very common misconception about what int(11) means in MySQL is that the column can store maximum integer value with 11 digits in length. However, this is not true. int(11) does not determines the maximum value that the column can store in it. 11 is the display width of the integer column, unlike the characters columns where the number means number of character that can be stored.
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