Size of nvarchar(max)??

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    Thanks,
    Shiva N
    Database Consultant

  • It was a 50-50 guess as to whether "size" was supposed to mean storage size or number of characters. I guessed wrong 🙁

    Surprise that (at the time of writing) the number of people making the same wrong guess is outnumbered by those going for 2MB!

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  • Toreador (6/23/2015)


    It was a 50-50 guess as to whether "size" was supposed to mean storage size or number of characters. I guessed wrong 🙁

    Surprise that (at the time of writing) the number of people making the same wrong guess is outnumbered by those going for 2MB!

    I didn't think there was a 50-50 guess, because "size" and "length" are quite different concepts. It's quite normal to say that an nchar string has twice teh size of a char string of the same length. But I can see that it's an easy trap to fall into.

    I'm not just surprised amazed that more than 1 person in 6 has answered 2MB, I'm amazed.

    Tom

  • TomThomson (6/23/2015)


    I'm not just surprised amazed that more than 1 person in 6 has answered 2MB, I'm amazed.

    I have to agree that the results to this point are a bit surprising.

  • Toreador (6/23/2015)


    It was a 50-50 guess as to whether "size" was supposed to mean storage size or number of characters. I guessed wrong 🙁

    Surprise that (at the time of writing) the number of people making the same wrong guess is outnumbered by those going for 2MB!

    I also guessed it wrong, but at least learned somthing new today, so thanx.

  • I think this was easy, easy. Thanks, Shiva!

  • nice, easy and informative. Thanks for sharing

  • Easy one, thanks.

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  • That's quite a lot. I didn't know it.

  • Thanks for the question.

  • Very Easy 🙂

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