SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager Grid Buffer Limit?

I built a VS.NET C# project that successfully inserts 4000 character text files and view theirs entire content through the same program via a Dataset, etc...
However, I cannot directly view the same data in the dababase via SQL Server Enterprise Manager. It simply shows blank NOT <NULL>, so the data is definitly there and I can view the data through a textbox of my program.

Now as a test, I attempted to copy-n-paste the same hugh 4000 character text file direcly through the Enterprise Manager and recieved an error stating;

                               "The value you entered is not consistant with the data type or length of the column, or over the grid buffer limit."

So, I know the column 'Data Type" is varchar with an 8000 limit.

Q. I'm assuming by reasonalbe deduction that the MS SQL Enterprise Manager has some viewing limits?

I've read about changing the column Data Type to 'text', however the 'Length' is locked a 16.

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is this an ntext column?

Also be aware that the length of 16 you refer to is the size of a pointer that is maintained in the table to an 8k page which maintains your text (or the first 8k of it if its really big).
kvnsdrAuthor Commented:

"the column 'Data Type" is varchar"
Enterprise Manager does not support viewing/editing large text. You will have to write your own application.

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