UserDefinedDataType.VariableLength Property

 

Gets the Boolean property value that specifies whether the user-defined data type is variable in length.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

[SfcPropertyAttribute(SfcPropertyFlags.None | SfcPropertyFlags.Standalone | SfcPropertyFlags.SqlAzureDatabase)]
public bool VariableLength { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean value that specifies whether the user-defined data type is variable in length.

If True, the user-defined data type represents a data type that can vary in length, such as varchar(4).

If False (default), the user-defined data type represents a data type that cannot vary in length, such as char(4).

A 2-character value retrieved from a user-defined data type defined as varchar(4) is returned as 2 characters. However, the same value retrieved from a user-defined data type defined as char(4) is padded and returned as 4 characters.

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