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Need to insert text into a IMAGE field as Double Byte from vbscript into SQL table

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I had a vbscript (macro) that inserted records into a IMAGE field in a SQL Server database,

              pmspec = pmspec & vbCrLf & "Reason for Obsoletion: " & result & " By: " & Network_User & " - " & Now()
              Set db = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
              db.Open SCONNUPD
              SET RSu = CREATEOBJECT("ADODB.RECORDSET")
              SSQLUPD = "INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('" & ID & "'" & chr(44) & "'D'" & chr(44) & "'" & pmspec & "'" & chr(44) & Len(pmspec) & ")"
              Set RSu = db.Execute(SSQLUPD)

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Now our ERP vendor has upgraded all of their fields to DoubleByte (including the BITS (IMAGE) field above.

I can not figure out how to write the insert now to convert my text to DoubleByte.

I do know that I will need to change my Len(pmspec) to LenB(pmspec)  (the table stores the length in bytes of the field into BITS_LENGTH)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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by:Jeff Darling
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put in N in front of the BITS value.

something like this:

              pmspec = pmspec & vbCrLf & "Reason for Obsoletion: " & result & " By: " & Network_User & " - " & Now()
              Set db = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
              db.Open SCONNUPD
              SET RSu = CREATEOBJECT("ADODB.RECORDSET")
              SSQLUPD = "INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('" & ID & "'" & chr(44) & "'D'" & chr(44) & " N'" & pmspec & "'" & chr(44) & Len(pmspec) & ")"
              Set RSu = db.Execute(SSQLUPD)

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by:BFanguy
ID: 41874737
odbc sql server driver Operand type clash: nvarchar is incompatible with image
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by:BFanguy
ID: 41874738
i am guessing i have to convert it to unicode double byte before i try to insert???
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by:BFanguy
ID: 41874745
tried from ssms:

INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('BM305-0295800-1600-1','D', N'test', Len('test')*2)

Msg 206, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Operand type clash: nvarchar is incompatible with image
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by:Jeff Darling
Jeff Darling earned 250 total points
ID: 41874850
ok, data type in the database is image.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187993.aspx

Then do a conversion cast as image

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191530.aspx

INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('BM305-0295800-1600-1','D', cast('test' as image), Len('test')*2)

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by:BFanguy
ID: 41877028
thanks, tried your statement, the app show chinese characters.

tried
INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('BM305-0295800-1600-1','D', cast( N'test' as image), Len('test')*2)

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Explicit conversion from data type nvarchar to image is not allowed.
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BFanguy earned 250 total points
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Tried this and it worked.  thanks.

INSERT INTO PART_MFG_BINARY ([PART_ID],[TYPE],[BITS],[BITS_LENGTH]) VALUES ('BM305-0295800-1600-1','D',CAST(CAST('test' AS NVARCHAR(MAX)) AS VARBINARY(MAX)), Len('test') * 2 )

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by:BFanguy
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Jeff, sorry i thought i could give you the points even if i picked best solution.  trying to figure out what i have to do to give you the points
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