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Yak Posting Veteran

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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

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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?

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Yak Posting Veteran

Saudi Arabia
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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:

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

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