# G-2310: Avoid using CHAR data type.

Major

Reliability

## Reason

char is a fixed length data type, which should only be used when appropriate. char columns/variables are always filled to its specified lengths; this may lead to unwanted side effects and undesired results.

 1 2 3 4 5 create or replace package types_up is subtype description_type is char(200); end types_up; / 
 1 2 3 4 5 create or replace package types_up is subtype description_type is varchar2(200 char); end types_up; /