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An Alias Type is a datatype that is defined in terms of a built-in datatype, but has a different name to convey more meaning.   When you generate a Column that uses an Alias Type, the built-in datatype is substituted for the Alias Type.  Alias Types allow you to define your Model's datatypes in more meaningful terms.  You can use them to organize, re-use, and easily change the datatypes that your Columns use.


Alias Types are available for all databases.  The Type dialog varies by database.