2.2.5.5.2 Common Language Runtime (CLR) Instances

The following data type definition stream is used for UDT_INFO in TYPE_INFO. This data type was introduced in TDS 7.2.

 DB_NAME                 =   B_VARCHAR  ; database name of the UDT
 SCHEMA_NAME             =   B_VARCHAR  ; schema name of the UDT
 TYPE_NAME               =   B_VARCHAR  ; type name of the UDT
  
 MAX_BYTE_SIZE           =   USHORT     ; max length in bytes
 ASSEMBLY_QUALIFIED_NAME =   US_VARCHAR ; name of the CLR assembly
  
 UDT_METADATA            =   ASSEMBLY_QUALIFIED_NAME
  
 UDT_INFO_IN_COLMETADATA =   MAX_BYTE_SIZE
                             DB_NAME
                             SCHEMA_NAME
                             TYPE_NAME
                             UDT_METADATA
  
 UDT_INFO_IN_RPC  =   DB_NAME       ; database name of the UDT
                      SCHEMA_NAME   ; schema name of the UDT
                      TYPE_NAME     ; type name of the UDT
  
 UDT_INFO            = UDT_INFO_IN_COLMETADATA        ;when sent as part of COLMETADATA
                       /
                       UDT_INFO_IN_RPC                ;when sent as part of RPC call

MAX_BYTE_SIZE is only sent from the server to the client in COLMETADATA and is an unsigned short with a value within the range 1 to 8000 or 0xFFFF. The value 0xFFFF signifies the maximum LOB size indicating a UDT with a maximum size greater than 8000 bytes (also referred to as a Large UDT; introduced in TDS 7.3). MAX_BYTE_SIZE is not sent to the server as part of RPC calls.

Note UserType in the COLMETADATA stream, defined in section 2.2.7.4, is either 0x0000 or 0x00000000 for UDTs, depending on the TDS version that is used. The actual data value format associated with a UDT data type definition stream is specified in [MS-SSCLRT].