ntext, text, and image (Transact-SQL)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Fixed and variable-length data types for storing large non-Unicode and Unicode character and binary data. Unicode data uses the UNICODE UCS-2 character set.
ntext , text, and image data types will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using these data types in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use them. Use nvarchar(max), varchar(max), and varbinary(max) instead.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
The following functions and statements can be used with ntext, text, or image data.