Large User Defined Types in SQL Server 2008


Large User Defined Types in SQL Server 2008



With SQL Server 2005, Microsoft integrated the .NET Common-Language Runtime (CLR) into the database engine itself, with that now you were allowed to create used defined type (UDT) and use it in SQL Server in a similar way as you use any in-built data type once assembly containing UDT is registered into the database. It was good starting point, but the problem with it is, the size of UDT is limited up to 8000 bytes only. SQL Server 2008 overcomes this limitation by introducing Large User Defined Type and increases size all the way to go upto 2GB. Learn more here.

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