Export is too large for specified buffer size.
Posted on 2006-10-25
I've got a very large text column that has grown out of control that I need to export. The datalength of this field is approximately 6600000. I'm using sql server 2000 and would like to get this out to a file that I could manipulate and then update with the manipulated string. I'm getting a message that the the data column is too large for the specified buffer size.
Alternatively, I would like to just be able to view this entire field without exporting it and just update it in the table. Query analyzer just shows the first bit of the entire string and if I try to view it by opening the table, it just shows nothing in that field.
Any suggestions? I'm at a client site and have to get this resolved quickly.