MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5 and NDB Cluster 7.6

11.3 String Data Types

The string data types are CHAR, VARCHAR, BINARY, VARBINARY, BLOB, TEXT, ENUM, and SET.

For information about storage requirements of the string data types, see Section 11.7, “Data Type Storage Requirements”.

For descriptions of functions that operate on string values, see Section 12.8, “String Functions and Operators”.