On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 23:53:34 -0700, "westside" <com>
Unless you are handling the specific formatting of international phone
numbers, mobile (cell) phones, etc. I would strongly advise giving *any*
numeric data type a miss for phone numbers. I typically use varchar(15)
which seems to cope with all that I've encountered so far.
Perhaps though, you could tell us what types of phone numbers you want
to store? e.g. if you just want to store numbers local to your country,
and not including "special" numbers that can drive auto-dial
applications (e.g. including characters to tell the dialler to ...