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MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  Data Types  /  Data Type Overview
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  Posted by sunny verma on December 16, 2013
By default mysql doesn't support array data type, but we can store it by serializing array.
Here is the tutorial http://99webtools.com/how-to-store-array-mysql.php
  Posted by Ray Paseur on August 20, 2014
Rather than a serialized PHP array, a smarter array representation might be a JSON string
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