We are trying to get a rough estimate of the size of the warehouse in terms of number of bytes. Now I understand that when I say char(2) datatype requires 2 bytes of memory. If this is correct then how many bytes does the following data type need -
All of the gory details are explained in Inside SQL Server 2000 by Kalen Delaney. Once you read her chapter on table structures, you'll be able to compute exactly how much space your data will need. After you read the chapter on indexing, you'll understand exactly how much space your indicies will need. At that point, you'll also understand more than about 80% of the SQL Server users wandering the planet!
Just as a disclaimer: Kalen is an old friend of mine, but I have no interest of any kind (particularly financial) in selling her book.