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SQL Server: best data type for long question

Posted on 2011-09-29
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In SQL Server 2008, which data type would be best for a field that holds
up to 1000 text characters?

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nvarchar2(MAx)

Or
give size as per you requiremt

nvarchar2(1000)
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If your question will contain only English characters, then choose VARCHAR(1000) else choose NVARCHAR(1000).
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nvarchar(1000)
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thanks very much
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