char vs nchar

  • I am designing a new database,

    what are the pros and cons of using the nchar data types as opposed to char data types?

    for character fields

    this will be the database for a new Dot Net WinFrom application


  • n type fields (nchar, nvarchar, ntext) are unicode type, are twice as many bytes to store the same number of characters. So only use if you need to store international characters.

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