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Microsoft Azure Synapse SQL data type reference overview

Microsoft Azure Synapse SQL native data types
Microsoft Azure Synapse SQL data types appear in the Fields tab for Source and Target transformations when you choose to edit metadata for the fields.
Transformation data types
Set of data types that appear in the remaining transformations. They are internal data types based on ANSI SQL-92 generic data types, which Data Integration uses to move data across platforms. Transformation data types appear in all remaining transformations in Data Integration tasks.
When the Data Integration application reads source data, it converts the native data types to the comparable transformation data types before transforming the data. When the Data Integration application writes to a target, it converts the transformation data types to the comparable native data types.