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syscharsets

SQL Server 2000

Contains one row for each character set and sort order defined for use by Microsoft® SQL Server™. One of the sort orders is marked in sysconfigures as the default sort order, which is the only one actually in use.

Column name Data type Description
type smallint Type of entity this row represents. 1001 is a character set; 2001 is a sort order.
id tinyint Unique ID for the character set or sort order. Note sort orders and character sets cannot share the same ID number. The ID range of 1 through 240 is reserved for SQL Server use.
csid tinyint If the row represents a character set, this field is unused. If the row represents a sort order, this field is the ID of the character set that the sort order is built on. It is assumed a character set row with this ID exists in this table.
status smallint Internal system status information bits.
name sysname Unique name for the character set or sort order. This field must contain only the letters A-Z or a-z, numbers 0 - 9, and underscores(_). It must begin with a letter.
description nvarchar(255) Optional description of the features of the character set or sort order.
binarydefinition varbinary(255) For internal use only.
definition image Internal definition of the character set or sort order. The structure of the data in this field depends on the type.

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