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A string is a sequence of characters up to 2 GB in size. A string can occur in SQL:

The length of a string can be measured in two ways:

For single-byte character sets, such as cp1252, the byte-length and character-length are the same. For multibyte character sets, a string's byte-length is greater than or equal to its character-length.