Column extention in SQL

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Hi I want to expand the number of columns that SQL would permit me to create. How do I start? any suggestions? example: 1032 maximum column limit I want in the area of upper 5000 range for a table. Someone help. Thanks!

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SQL Server has a hard limit of 1024 columns per table as shown on this web page. It is not adjustable.

If you have a table which is that wide you may need to look at making the table narrower. Having a table that wide usually isn’t required.

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  • Denny Cherry
    Check out my SQL Server blog "SQL Server with Mr Denny" for more SQL Server information.
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  • ToddN2000
    I know this post is old but 5000+ columns? That would be a nightmare to use. I can just imagine a large insert statement. This is where a good DBA is needed. A little structure and you could spread it out into more manageable tables. Are there that many columns needed for each row or could there be multiple rows containing related data for a unique key or identifier?
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