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Server.EnumCollations Method

Enumerates a list of collations supported by the instance of SQL Server.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public DataTable EnumCollations()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A DataTable object value that contains the collation information. The table describes the different columns of the returned DataTable.

Column

Data type

Description

Urn

String

The URN string that identifies the collation.

Name

String

The name of the collation. See fn_helpcollations (Transact-SQL).

CodePage

Int32

The code page of the collation. See Code Page Architecture.

LocaleID

Int32

The locale of the collation. See sys.syslanguages (Transact-SQL).

ComparisonStyle

Int32

The comparison style made up of the sum of the following styles, Case insensitivity = 1, Accent insensitivity = 2, Kana type insensitivity = 64436, Width insensitivity = 131072.

Description

String

The description of the collation.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumCollations
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
    Console.WriteLine("============================================")
    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)
    Next
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