Optimize T-SQL data types in SQL Server

December 5, 2007

[From SearchSQLServer]

Many SQL Server developers do not give data types a lot of thought when they design database schemas. Initially it doesn't seem to matter much and the performance looks pretty good, but, over time, the system slows down. Let's take a look at the various SQL Server data types, the effects they have on performance, and what you should consider when choosing a data type.

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