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Getting following Exception what could be the reason

"String or binary data would be truncated.
The statement has been terminated."
Updated 24-Mar-21 6:24am

The error message is pretty explicit: "String or binary data would be truncated"

I'm guessing that you are inserting (or updating) a row in SQL from your application. What is happening is that the data you are trying to insert does not fit in the field: if the data is text, then look at the column definition: you have a defined length of (say) 10 or 50 characters but the data you are trying to insert is longer than that.
Either increase the size of the column, or reduce the size of the data you are sending.
Member 14788228 5-Apr-20 13:49pm
o do it but same i am facing the problem
OriginalGriff 5-Apr-20 15:05pm
"Either increase the size of the column, or reduce the size of the data you are sending."
We can't see your code, so that is all we can tell you to do. Look at your DB, find out how big the field is, and use the debugger to find out exactly what data you are passing - not what you think you are passing, but exactly what you are passing.
Member 14846312 30-May-20 6:49am
how to modify the data type in tables
OriginalGriff 30-May-20 7:01am
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check your database..
actually this problem may occurring from database
for example

colum_name data_type
---------- ---------
id int
name varchar(8)
address varchar(50)

you insert the value like 1,anand rajan,chennai
id lenght 1
name lenght 10
address length 6

here name length is exceeding because of name datatype length is 8

i hope its may be helps you..

jolan21 25-Feb-16 0:02am
thanks a lot
Just a related note.

If this happens as part of a EF migration roll-back/'Down()' method, they you can *consider* setting ANSI-Warnings to off & on before & after the column length-decrease (- 'Set Ansi_Warnings Off') - using the 'Sql()' method to do it, as the '-Force' option won't fix it; e.g.:

Sql(@"Set Ansi_Warnings Off");

// Reduce/decrease column to shorter length
AlterColumn("whitelabel.EquipItems", "Name", c => c.String(nullable: false, maxLength: 128));

Sql(@"Set Ansi_Warnings On");
Richard Deeming 24-Mar-21 13:27pm
If you do that, your migration will irretrievably* delete part of your data, which is almost certainly not what you want to do.

If you really do want to do that, use SQL to trim the column to the new shorter length instead:
Sql("UPDATE whitelabel.EquipItems SET Name = Left(Name, 128) WHERE Len(Name) > 128;");

* Short of restoring from a backup.
You can also get help from the link: [^]
Richard Deeming 28-Jun-16 15:13pm
This question was solved 2½ years ago!
Stack Holder 28-Jun-16 15:43pm
Maybe in future someone else may get help from this question.
Marcus Kramer 28-Jun-16 15:53pm
Maybe so, but it was SOLVED 2.5 years ago. If it were left unanswered I could see the point of adding a solution, but alas, that is not the case.
Stack Holder 28-Jun-16 15:56pm
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