What is N in nvarchar? – Interview Question of the Week #301

Question: What is N in nvarchar?

Answer: n in nvarchar or nchar stands for world national.

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The ISO synonyms for nchar are national char and national character. The ISO synonyms for nvarchar are national char varying and national character varying. Well that we know that N stands for the national, here is one more question for you.

What does n stand for varcharmax(n)?

Well, the answer is again very simple. Here n in (n) stands for string length in byte-pairs and not a number of characters (a common misconception).

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