Understanding the Database Level Collation and Impact of Changing it for a Database

When you develop an application or write a code in the SQL database system, it is crucial to understand how data will be sorted and compared. You can store your data in a specific language, or you may want SQL Server to treat case-sensitive and case insensitive data separately. Microsoft has provided an SQL Server setting called Collation to control and address such requirements.

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Collation in SQL Server


You must have already heard the term “Collation” in SQL Server. Collation is a configuration that determines how character data sorting is done. This is an important setting that has a huge impact on how the SQL Server database engine behaves in dealing with character data. In this article, we aim to discuss collations in general and show a few examples of dealing with collations.

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