14.3.12 InnoDB Row Storage and Row Formats

14.3.12.1 Overview of InnoDB Row Storage
14.3.12.2 Specifying the Row Format for a Table
14.3.12.3 DYNAMIC and COMPRESSED Row Formats
14.3.12.4 COMPACT and REDUNDANT Row Formats

This section discusses how certain InnoDB features, such as table compression and off-page storage of long columns, are controlled by the ROW_FORMAT clause of the CREATE TABLE statement. It discusses considerations for choosing the right row format and compatibility of row formats between MySQL releases.