Please start any new threads on our new site at We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with.

Our new SQL Server Forums are live! Come on over! We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

SQL Server Forums
Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General SQL Server Forums
 New to SQL Server Administration
 Data lost - convert varchar(max) to varchar(2000)
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Yak Posting Veteran

Saudi Arabia
83 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2009 :  06:47:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello friends,
I converted one column type from varchar(max) to varchar(2000). The column is trimmed and i lost the data which is greater than 2000 characters.

Is there a way to get back the data. I don't have backup

Patron Saint of Lost Yaks

30421 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2009 :  07:37:49  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What did you do when SSMS warned you about possible truncation?

N 56°04'39.26"
E 12°55'05.63"
Go to Top of Page

Yak Posting Veteran

Saudi Arabia
83 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2009 :  08:18:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Peso,
Actually i am trying to solve the following problem:

I asked a friend to take a "back-up" to be on safe-side, but unfortunately she forget to take the "back-up". I was confident about the back-up and didn't read what SSMS warned about possible truncation.

Any ways, if its not possible i will put the old back-up file(at least that can save my friends job).

Peso would you please check the following link:

Go to Top of Page

Almighty SQL Goddess

38200 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2009 :  23:27:40  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You must recover the data through a backup.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server

Subscribe to my blog

"Let's begin with the premise that everything you've done up until this point is wrong."
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.02 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000