# Sunday, October 22, 2006
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I was unaware of this at first, which gave me some frowns on my face when I found out the hard way, but results in SQL Server Management studio are truncated to a certain amount of characters. Normally you won't notice this but when a certain line exceeds that amount you'll notice the truncated text. I experienced it while concatenating several columns casted as varchars.

By default the maximum amount of characters is 256 but you can easily edit this setting by going to Tools | Options. There you set a higher number of maximum displayed characters in the right lower corner of the screen when you navigate to Query results |SQL Server | Results to Text (or to Grid):


Grz, Kris.Recenet

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