Error querying linked server

4 years 4 months ago #13817 by Moderator
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When linked server query uses WHERE clause with "text column equal to string literal", the following error is returned:
"The data types ntext and varchar are incompatible in the equal to operator".

Example: select * from PG...varchartst WHERE ntxt = 'ntxt1'

Solution 1. Cast column to nvarchar(max): select * from PG...varchartst WHERE CAST(ntxt as nvarchar(max)) = 'ntxt1'.

Solution 2. Use LIKE operator without wildcard: select * from PG...varchartst WHERE ntxt LIKE 'ntxt1'

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