Charles Wilt wrote:

Just curious as to what guidelines you use when choosing between
signed or unsigned integer to replace the binary data type in API
calls.

IIRC, some of the APIs tell you rather the parameter is signed or
unsigned. But most don't.

When the API docs just say "BINARY", it means "signed".

The info center says this:

"In the API parameter tables, BINARY(2), BINARY(4), and BINARY(8) represent numeric data. These parameters must be signed, 2-, 4-, or 8-byte numeric values with a precision of 15 (halfword), 31 (fullword), or 43 bits and 1 high-order bit for the sign. Numeric parameters that must be unsigned numeric values are explicitly defined as BINARY(x) UNSIGNED."


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