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Adam Machanic helps companies get the most out of their SQL Server databases. He creates solid architectural foundations for high performance databases and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has contributed to numerous books on SQL Server development. A long-time Microsoft MVP for SQL Server, he speaks and trains at IT conferences across North America and Europe.

Caveats of the TEXT datatype

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Someone named "Krygim" posted the following question today in the microsoft.public.sqlserver.programming newsgroup: "Will defaulting a TEXT field to an empty string take up more space than defaulting it to Null when no data is entered into the field. " Before reading any further, I ask that you think for...

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