In this article, I’ll explore data types. I won’t cover them all, because you won’t use all of them (at first, anyway) and because they change based on which version and even sometimes which edition you’re using. But I will cover the major types that you’ll see used most often.
Data types are the kinds of data you can store in a column of a SQL Server table. When you create a table with the CREATE TABLE command, you specify the columns and the type of data they can contain. Often, the data type will require more information in addition to what it is, such as how long or what precision the data will store. Here’s a sample statement: Read more »