\ (Backslash) (Transact-SQL)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Breaks a long string constant into two or more lines for readability.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
The following example uses a backslash and a carriage return to split the string into two lines.
SELECT 'abc\ def' AS ColumnResult;
Here is the result set.