I came across this query ‘how to add & view multiline texts in any varchar field’ when our team was migrating a customer data from legacy system, and one of our team members tried to update the comments field in a column of a table.
Before processing with the solution, I would like to create a sample table to demonstrate the solution.
USE Tempdb GO --DROP TABLE tbl_sample --GO CREATE TABLE tbl_sample ( [Col_ID] INT, [Col_varchar] varchar(50) ) GO
In this solution, we can copy and paste the same text covered with single quote and insert into varchar column. Given below is the script.
USE Tempdb GO INSERT INTO tbl_sample VALUES (1,'This is a sample comment on raresql.com to demonstrate multiline text')
Lets browse the table and view the record that is it updated as a multiline or not. Given below is the script.
USE Tempdb GO SELECT * FROM tbl_sample GO -OUTPUT
Opssssss, it is not updated as multiline in the column ;). Unfortunately if you view it in a grid it will not show as a multiline text. So to resolve it, you need to change from results to grid to results to text (Crtl+T).