String and Binary Types

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

SQL Server supports the following string and binary types.

In This Section

binary and varbinary (Transact-SQL)
char and varchar (Transact-SQL)
nchar and nvarchar (Transact-SQL)
ntext, text, and image (Transact-SQL)