14.9 InnoDB Row Storage and Row Formats

14.9.1 Overview of InnoDB Row Storage
14.9.2 Specifying the Row Format for a Table
14.9.3 DYNAMIC and COMPRESSED Row Formats
14.9.4 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.