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Assume that you try to virtualize data that's a fixed width string type that uses PolyBase in SQL Server 2019. If the column width of the backend data exceeds SQL Server's limit on fixed width strings, PolyBase recommends using a fixed width string type with T-SQL's maximum size rather than a variable width LOB type.


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