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Posted on 2011-03-04
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i am using the string data type, and wanted to see how long of characters can it hold.. but http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms714540%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
does not mention that data type? am i looking in the wrong place or is it a newer version? (i am using 2000)

thanks
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But actually 2gb (:-)

I seem to recall that 64k might be the limit when entering data through the UI, but programmatically it can be as much data as will fit in the database file. (So a bit less than 2gb really)
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The String data type is usually used as a variable-length type of variable. A variable-length string can contain up to approximately 2 billion characters. Each character has a value ranging from 0 to 255 based on the ASCII character set. Strings are used when Text is involved.
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thanks for confirming.
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