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How to convert text to nvarchar?

Posted on 2009-03-30
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I'm trying to insert all the users from an old database to the new one.
I got this error message:
"Server: Msg 260, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Disallowed implicit conversion from data type text to data type nvarchar, table 'RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral', column 'CaseNotes'. Use the CONVERT function to run this query."

Here is my code:
      insert into RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral (RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.ID, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.Status, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.DateOfReferral, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.FirstName, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.LastName, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.DateOfBirth, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.Gender, RC_DB3.dbo.tbl_Referral.Ethnicity,CaseNotes)
      select RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.ReferralID, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.ReferralStatus, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.ReferralDateTime, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.FirstName, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.LastName, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.DOB, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.Gender, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.Ethnicity, RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals.Comments from RC_DB2.dbo.rc_Referrals


The problem is on the old one Comments = text 16 and on the new one CaseNotes = nvarchar 255.


How can I transfer this values?
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Convert(nvarcar(255),yourfieldname)
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