what datatype to use for mandarin/chinese character input?

Posted on 2006-03-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
i need to enter mandarin/chinese characters into my db table. i've set the datatype to varchar and length 1000...however, i cant manage to input chinese/mandarin characters...the error message indicated about my invalid data type and how can i solve this issue? pls help, thanks man.
Question by:nwhan
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    You can use nvarchar
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    by:Patrick Matthews
    Hi nwhan,

    You need to use nchar or nvarchar for Unicode.


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    by:Patrick Matthews
    Sorry Aneesh, didn't refresh :)
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    thanks man...both of u...but guess aneeshattingal was the 1st to i'll have to reward him the points...thanks man ...

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