Which data types can be compared?

The table below demonstrates which data types can be compared via Data Compare for SQL Server.

Type compatibility table

Checkmark - can be compared

C - explicit conversion is performed when comparing. A synchronization script will contain already converted data. On the Different, Equal, and Only in Target tabs in the Data Comparison document, you will see data in Target data type, Only in Source will display data in the Source data type.

Exclamation mark - possible data loss

Empty cells mean that these type pairs cannot be compared.