Erm, well I'm having heaps of trouble telling the difference between what the bracket value bracket thingies do... [like tinyint(1), tinyint(2), tinyint(3)]
I've read this, but I can't seem to understand it >.<
Another extension is supported by MySQL for optionally specifying the display width of integer data types in parentheses following the base keyword for the type (for example, INT(4)). This optional display width may be used by applications to display integer values having a width less than the width specified for the column by left-padding them with spaces. (That is, this width is present in the metadata returned with result sets. Whether it is used or not is up to the application.)
The display width does not constrain the range of values that can be stored in the column, nor the number of digits that are displayed for values having a width exceeding that specified for the column. For example, a column specified as SMALLINT(3) has the usual SMALLINT range of -32768 to 32767, and values outside the range permitted by three characters are displayed using more than three characters.
Please help me ):