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Maybe it's just me, but I read the question differently, looking for the SQL Server data type to match the MS Access data type. Might be that my English is not good enough...
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Michael Kipp (6/25/2009)
Maybe it's just me, but I read the question differently, looking for the SQL Server data type to match the MS Access data type. Might be that my English is not good enough...


It's not just you... I read it the same way and as a result answered nvarchar.



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http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HA012314471033.aspx
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Gawd, I feel awful for actually knowing the answer. Sick



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Who cares?? What does Access have to do with REAL databases?
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I missed this also because I read the question. It says "What is the equivalent of 'text' data type in MS Access?"

Although the majority are getting it "correct" I also read it to mean the other direction. The question should have been worded something like "What is the MS Access equivalent to the SQL data type 'text'?"
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Irish Flyer (6/25/2009)
Who cares?? What does Access have to do with REAL databases?

Not too much, so in that respect the question of matching a MS Access data type to a SQL Server data type makes even more sense, since that knowledge is needed when migrating those datatbases to real ones...:-D
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I'm with David on this one. The question as written is totally ambiguous, and nvarchar or memo are equally valid answers, depending on how you parse the question.
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I did even worse, I went into Access, opened the design of a table, saw that my character type fields are formatted "text" so opted for "text."

I have to admit though, it was worth it. I now have a much better understanding of the difference between text and varchar in SQL and memo and text in Access.
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