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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  15:04:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a customer wanting me to build a "journal" for her.. which is easy enough, but I'm curious what the maximum number of characters can be entered into a single text column in a SQL server 2005 table? What column type should I use? Thanks-


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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  15:19:48  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
varchar(max). 2^31-1 bytes (2,147,483,647 characters)

Edited by - russell on 08/31/2010 15:20:55
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