MySQL and MariaDB - Overview of the Conversion functions
MySQL and MariaDB provides a set of conversion functions that can be used to convert a value from one data type to another. Conversion functions can be useful when working with different data types and character sets in SQL queries. They can be used to ensure that data is properly formatted and to perform operations on data that would not be possible with the original data type. However, it is important to use them carefully and to ensure that the converted data is valid and accurate.