Linux SQL Transact-SQL Windows

Using Transact SQL to get length of TEXT field [T-SQL]

To calculate the lenght of a TEXT field the LEN function used to calculate the length of VARCHAR fields won’t work.

You need to use the DATALENGTH T-SQL function:

SELECT DATALENGTH(myTextField) AS lengthOfMyTextField

Backup Database Linux Microsoft Query Analyzer SQL Transact-SQL Utility Windows

MS SQL Backup Database to Disk

To create a full database backup using Transact-SQL

Execute the BACKUP DATABASE statement to create the full database backup, specifying:

  1. The name of the database to back up.
  2. The backup device where the full database backup is written.


TO DISK = 'C:BackupsAdventureWorks.BAK'