Convert Varchar(max) to XML

5 pts.
Tags:
Database
Using SQL SERVER 2008 R2: I have a table with 35 million records, one of the field is of datatype VARCHAR(MAX), it has well formed XML stored. Now we have to convert this column to XML data type. Trying 2 possible ways 1) Creating new column with XML data type and updating that column using CAST(XMLFeildname as XML)-- taking a week to do so. 2) Just altering table to change datatype to XML, this is also taking more 1 day. Please suggest an efficient way to do this faster. Thanks in advance.

Software/Hardware used:
SQL SERVER 2008 R2
ASKED: December 3, 2013  10:19 PM
UPDATED: December 3, 2013  10:26 PM

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following