If there are 1000 characters, but you continue to get only 256 of them, consider the following:
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- If you are issuing the query from an application, try to run the query outside of the program (in Enterprise Manager) to see if the results are the same.
- DB-Library applications and applications using the SQL Server ODBC drivers from SQL Server version 6.5 or earlier support only a maximum of 255 bytes of character data. If these applications attempt to retrieve character parameters of SQL Server version 7.0 or later, or result set columns containing more than 255 bytes of data, the character data is truncated at 255 bytes.
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