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Returning ALL text data in Query Analyzer

Posted on 2003-11-19
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I want to return all data from a text column that has over 30000 characters in Query Analyzer.  I have tried

set textsize 64512


select MyText from MyTable

set textsize 4096 -- same as set textsize 0

I have also tried

set textsize 64512

declare @TextPointer binary(16)
declare @DataLen int

select @DataLen = DATALENGTH(MyText) from MyTable
select @TextPointer = TEXTPTR(MyText) from MyTable
READTEXT MyTable.MyText @TextPointer 0 @DataLen

set textsize 4096


No Matter what I do, all I get in the results is the first 254 chars.  I know that either I cannot do it, or it is easy, but I cannot seem to find out what I am doing wrong.

Please advise.  

Bonus for a quick solution and code examples.

cjm
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By default Query Analyzer (ISQLW) displays only 256 characters per line in the results tab. You can configure Query Analyzer to display a maximum of 8192 lines per line. Follow these steps:

If you are using the Query Analyzer of Server 2000, go to Tools -> Options -> Results tab -> Enter the number 8192 in the "Maximum characters per column:" text box.

If you are using the Query Analyzer of Server 7.0, go to Query -> Current Connection Options -> Advanced tab -> Enter the number 8192 in the "Maximum characters per column:" text box.

So, if you want your 30000 characters, I'm afraid you have to use another tool ... Maybe link your SQL-Tables in an Access-DB or something like that ...

Good luck!
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