Difference between nvarchar(max) and NText

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Now, I'm a beginner using SQL Server and I'm looking to learn more about the advantages / disadvantages between "nvarchar(max)" and "NText" data types. Now, I don't need to know backward compatibility so I already know that "nvarchar(max)" isn't supported by previous SQL Server releases.

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  • carlosdl
    If you are using a version that supports nvarchar(max) then there is no advantage in using NText, and you should avoid it.

    Ntext (and text and image) have been deprecated, and Microsoft's recommendation is to use nvarchar(max), varchar(max), and varbinary(max) instead.
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