14.11 InnoDB Row Storage and Row Formats

14.11.1 Overview of InnoDB Row Storage
14.11.2 Specifying the Row Format for a Table
14.11.3 DYNAMIC and COMPRESSED Row Formats
14.11.4 COMPACT and REDUNDANT Row Formats

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