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.