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alter datatype
varchar to text
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by:Patrick Matthews
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If you are using SQL 2005, why would you want to do that?  You are better off using varchar(max) than text...
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alter table <<tableName>>
alter column <<ColumnName>> varchar(max)
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create table testtbl (vc varchar(1000))
GO
alter table testtbl alter column vc text
GO
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thanks
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