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Truncated Excel Fields

Truncated Excel Fields

Truncated Excel Fields

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I am trying to bring in data from an Excel spreadsheet. I've been using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard and that seems to have been working. However, while checking something else, I noticed that any long entries are truncated at 255 characters. I've tried changing the Excel column involved to TEXT, but that didn't help. I then tried setting it up as a linked server but the results are the same. By the way, these spreadsheets don't have a header row, so the columns coming in are F1, F2, etc.

While I could set a size limit on the column in the Excel spreadsheet, I've found that that doesn't work if the use pastes the value into the cell. Also, there are a lot of these blank spreadsheets out there in various stages of completion, so replacing them wouldn't be an option.

How can I import spreadsheets with long strings without having them truncated at 255 characters?
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