Originally Posted by IdkWhatsRc
Storing as a string doesn`t work because it converts my 0s and 1s into their equivalent in base 2...
Storing as a string converts them into *CHARACTERS* "1" and "0" and that has nothing whatsoever to do with *ANY* numeric base.
Storing them as BITs (e.g., in a BINARY field) does indeed convert to base 2. But so what? Why does that bother you?
Not to ask a dumbassed question: What in the world is this *FOR*? I'm betting there's a better solution, all around.