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How to see the complete data that exists in a column (data type defined as a text) in query analyzer...


How to see the complete data that exists in a column (data type defined as a text) in query analyzer

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Hello friends,

There is a big xml string in a column (data type defined as a text)
When I query in query analyzer, (after setting Tools--> options-->Query Results --> SqlServer --> Resulsts to Grid --> XML data --> UNLIMITED)
I couldn't get to see complete xml string.

How can I see this data?

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You can't see it in SSMS. The most it will return is 65k. If you need more text you need to use another application.

--edit--

Just realized you are asking about xml results....I don't know about the xml results.

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How about exporting the column to a file using SSIS or the Import/Export Wizard?
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Scott D. Jacobson, your advice worked.....Thank you.
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You are very welcome. Gald I could be of help.
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BWAA-HAAA!!! I solved that problem long ago.... I don't let people put XML in databases that I have a say so on. ;-)

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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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Jeff Moden (10/15/2012)
BWAA-HAAA!!! I solved that problem long ago.... I don't let people put XML in databases that I have a say so on. ;-)


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That is why I have no idea how to view more than 5MB of data in a single column. w00t

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