Unions in C are user defined data type similar to structures. Union allows to define multiple members of different type at single location. In this article I will explain what is union, need of union, how to declare, define and access unions in C programming language.
We use unions to define a new data type, similar to structures in C. Its definition, use and access are almost similar to structures. If I say its similar to structure, then you may think why in the world do we need it then. Hence, let us first explore the real world need of a union type.