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How do I Reconfigure SQL Server to support double-byte characters?

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I have approx. 100K records in a SQL database (2005) that was originally created for single-byte records. I now need to support double-byte characters for localization purposes, and am not sure how to extract, and recreate the database to support double-byte.

Thank you in advance,
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You need to change data type from varchar to nvarchar, char to nchar, text to ntext (or better, nvarchar(max) )

You can do it through the SSMS gui or issue a SQL statement like:

Alter Table MyTable Alter Column MyColumn nvarchar(<number of characters>)
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