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SQL ERROR (MSG - 131) - The size (<Data Type Size>) given to the column <Column Name> exceeds the maximum allowed for any data type (8000). 

Pooja Goel  |   Jun 28, 2020  |  Views: 74


Lets suppose You have executed the given query in SQL SERVER .


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[BookDetail] (
    [ID]         INT,
    [BookTitle]      VARCHAR(100),
    [BookSummary]    VARCHAR(9000)


Error Message :


But getting the below error.


Msg 131, Level 15, State 2, Line 4
The size (9000) given to the column 'BookSummary' exceeds the maximum allowed for any data type (8000).




The VARCHAR data type is a variable-length while the CHAR data type is a fixed-length, Variable length data with a length of n bytes, where n must be a value from 1 through 8,000. 


Solution of the Error:


To avoid this type of error, Please ensure that the length specified for a VARCHAR data type does not exceed 8000.


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[BookDetail] (
    [ID]         INT,
    [BookTitle]      VARCHAR(100),
    [BookSummary]    VARCHAR(max)


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Pooja Goel

Pooja Goel

Sr. Software developer at Damco Solutions Pvt. Ltd.  |   Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

I am a sr. software developer working on technologies like SQL, SSIS, SSRS, DB2,Tableau, ASP.NET having 7 years of experience.

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