Tracking Data Truncating Variable Values at 318 Characters


  • We are using the SQL Server provider for logging AppFabric WF tracking data, and it appears to be truncating variable values at 318 characters when extracting values from the staging table. Is there a reason for this length being used, as opposed to, say, nvarchar(max)?
    CREATE function [dbo].[ASInternal_ExtractCustomPropertiesFromXml]
    (@propertiesXml xml)
    returns table
        T.p.value('@name', 'nvarchar(128)') as [Name],
        T.p.value('@type', 'nvarchar(128)') as [Type],
        case T.p.value('@type', 'nvarchar(128)')
          when N'System.Char' then cast(T.p.value('.', 'nvarchar(318)') as sql_variant)
    Our application has some variables that are XML datatypes and are longer than 318 characters.
    • Edited by wongnation Monday, December 19, 2011 6:05 PM
    Monday, December 19, 2011 6:05 PM

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  • I am not sure why this is being used and this sounds like an unusual value for the length of the tracking property. I can submit your question on the Connect site for AppFabric. As far as I know this forum is not actively monitored by Microsoft.


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    • Marked as answer by wongnation Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:20 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by wongnation Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:20 PM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:42 PM
  • Yes, that would be great. Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks.

    Edit: I would also add that since this is a UDF, we changed this to nvarchar(max), which seems to work, but are concerned about any downstream functional implications of this change.

    • Edited by wongnation Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:29 AM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:20 PM