troubleshooting Question

inserting from one table to another different descriptions

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Amanda WalshawFlag for Australia asked on
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008
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I am running the following script



UPDATE coa
SET account_description = [is].[New Account Description]
FROM dbo.coa b
inner jOIN dbo.coaimport [is]  ON
[is].[account code] = b.account_code

I am receiving this error

Msg 8152, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
String or binary data would be truncated.
The statement has been terminated.

I suspect my account team have gone to down with their descriptions....
and it is over the column limit, would that be right.
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