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Change nchar to nvarchar

Posted on 2011-09-29
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Hi,

Within Management Studio -> Edit table, is it safe to change nchar(2000) to nvarchar(2000) without losing data?

Thanks,

Rich
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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yes, it is safe.
normally, you do an UPDATE of the table (all rows) to trim away the trailing spaces from the nchar, though, because the change of the data type will not do that implicitly.
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Excellent, thanks
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