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troubleshooting Question

PHP & MSSQL varchar(MAX)

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aumudinFlag for United States of America asked on
DatabasesPHPMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I guess varchar(max) is the new way to go instead of text. But for some odd reason when I echo out my results from my simple select statement it only displays maybe a quarter of whats actually stored in sql.

If I use ms sql server management studio and do the select it shows everything correctly, if I do it in my php code it doesnt.

Here is my sql string.
SELECT notes FROM tblContacts

fairly straight forward :)

Is there something special I need to be doing in php to make it actually get the full value of whats stored in the varchar(max)?

I tried CAST(notes as TEXT) as notes but that did the same thing only displayed maybe a quarter of it, almost like its sticking to that 255 character limit.

Thanks for any help!

-- Edit --
I should also add that it is not throwing any errors at me.