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Jun 122008

Something I learnt today, which surprised me… When you do a select statement and it includes a wide text column SQL Query Analyzer truncates that by default to 256 characters.

To get around this go in to SQL Query Analyzer, then go to Tools -> Option, and click on the Results tab. You will see an entry saying :

Maximum characters per column: 256

Change that value, and hey presto it will show you a much wider column.

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  One Response to “Altering text output in SQL Select Statements”

  1. Thanks, Rob. I can use this info.

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