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DATETIME vs CHAR for "timestamp"

	I have creation date/time fields in my script that are formatted as YYYY|MM|DD|hh|mm|ss.  Short of changing the script, should I set the field type in MySQL to DATETIME, or would it be better in terms of speed and efficiency to set it as char(19)?  Or would it not make a difference?

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