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I was trying to create a new table. I need to add a column name Status (^ Active/Inactive). I am confused which data type should I select!

What I have tried:

I did varchar. Am I correct? if not what would be the correct datatype.
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Updated 8-Mar-21 9:58am

Sure ... "status" being either active or inactive (two values of potential status value ... 0 = inactive, 1 = active (to be typical)).

This is what I call a "flag" (from QBASIC days) which is the same thing as True or False.

Look up Boolean operator somewhere (your choice of search engine).

varchar is typically a string value but you could use it in a case mode ("
zero" or "one").

I'm becoming too verbose about this so; yeah do whatever (and use the BOL as reference; that always helps because it has examples).

Now that I think about it, there's a datatype in TSQL called boole isn't there?
 
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For SQL Server and for a simple On/Off, Yes/No, Active/Inactive I might use bit - bit (Transact-SQL) - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs[^]
I always question myself when I limit something like this so I would possibly use a char(1) in case some one comes along with something like a "Pending" status (yes I've been caught out before)
 
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