However, when I view the results, only 4 characters from the b.Job field are being imported. What's perplexing is that when I run the select statement without the insert, it returns 5 characters as it should.
INSERT INTO [CHSQL01\ABOUTTIME].[abtt].[dbo].[EquipmentClock] ([equipmentId],[clockId]) SELECT equipmentId, LEFT(b.Job,5) AS clockId FROM [CHSQL01\ABOUTTIME].[abtt].[dbo].[Equipment] a INNER JOIN VPTest.dbo.bEMEM b ON a.[equipmentCode] COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT = b.Equipment COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT WHERE b.Job IS NOT NULL
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