Will the SQL Compact 4.0 limited to 4GB?


  • Hi !

    I read the article "Introducing SQL Server Compact 4.0, the Next Gen Embedded Database from Microsoft ", but I don`t see nothing about the size limitation.

    I`m using the SQL Compact 3.5 SP1 and a big fan of SQL Compact integration with Microsoft produtcs, but some times, the size limitation is an argument to use other options in the market.

    Because of this, I need ask:

    - Will SQL Compact 4.0 limited to 4GB?

    If the answer is negative, can the community help to "broke" this limit?

    Thanks for your time !

    • Edited by Andre Abrantes Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:52 AM Added link
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:51 AM


  • Yes, SQL Server Compact 4.0 will be limited to 4 GB. I am sure the product team is listening to you and others asking for support for larger database sizes. You could post a request at, and direct the community to vote for the item.
    Visit my SQL Compact blog - - Please mark as answer, if this was it.
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:09 AM