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Selecting a SQL Server Collation

This topic describes SQL Server 2008 collation options for instances of SQL Server that require compatibility with versions of SQL Server that do not use collations.

The following SQL collations are listed on the Collation Settings page of the SQL Server Installation Wizard.

SQL sort order ID

Sort order name

Description

SQL collation

31

diction.437

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp437_CS_AS_KI_WI

32

nocase.437

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp437_CI_AS_KI_WI

33

nocasepr.437

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Latin1_General_Pref_Cp437_CI_AS_KI_WI

34

noaccent.437

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp437_CI_AI_KI_WI

40

cp437bin.437

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp437_BIN

40

cp850bin.850

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp850_BIN

41

diction.850

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp850_CS_AS_KI_WI

42

nocase.850

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

44

noaccent.850

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp850_CI_AI_KI_WI

44

nocase34.850

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Latin1_General_Pref_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

49

nocase34.850

Strict compatibility with Version 1.x case-insensitive databases

SQL_1xCompat_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

51

diction.iso

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1_CS_AS_KI_WI

52

nocase.iso

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

53

nocasepr.iso

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Latin1_General_Pref_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

54

noaccent.iso

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1_CI_AI_KI_WI

55

altdict.850

Alternate dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_AltDiction_Cp850_CS_AS_KI_WI

56

altnocsp.850

Alternate dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_AltDiction_Pref_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

57

altnoacc.850

Alternate dictionary order, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive

SQL_AltDiction_Cp850_CI_AI_KI_WI

58

scan.850

Scandinavian dictionary sort order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Scandainavian_Pref_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

59

scandict.850

Scandinavian dictionary sort order, case-sensitive

SQL_Scandainavian_Cp850_CS_AS_KI_WI

60

scannocase.850

Case-insensitive Scandinavian dictionary sort order, without case preference

SQL_Scandainavian_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

61

altnocs.850

Alternate dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_AltDiction_Cp850_CI_AS_KI_WI

80

binary.250

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1250_BIN

81

diction.250

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

82

nocase.250

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

83

csydic.250

Czech dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Czech_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

84

csync.250

Czech dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Czech_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

85

hundic.250

Hungarian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Hungarian_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

86

hunnc.250

Hungarian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Hungarian_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

87

plkdic.250

Polish dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Polish_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

88

plknc.250

Polish dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Polish_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

89

romdic.250

Romanian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Romanian_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

90

romnc.250

Romanian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Romanian_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

91

shldic.250

Croatian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Croatian_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

92

shlnc.250

Croatian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Croatian_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

93

skydic.250

Slovak dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Slovak_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

94

skync.250

Slovak dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Slovak_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

95

slvdic.250

Slovenian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Slovenian_Cp1250_CS_AS_KI_WI

96

slvnc.250

Slovenian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Slovenian_Cp1250_CI_AS_KI_WI

104

binary.250

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1251_BIN

105

diction.251

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1251_CS_AS_KI_WI

106

nocase.251

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1251_CI_AS_KI_WI

107

ukrdic.251

Ukrainian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Ukrainian_Cp1251_CS_AS_KI_WI

108

ukrnc.251

Ukrainian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Ukrainian_Cp1251_CI_AS_KI_WI

112

binary.253

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1253_BIN

113

diction.253

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1253_CS_AS_KI_WI

114

nocase.253

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1253_CI_AS_KI_WI

121

graltdct.253

Dictionary order, case-sensitive, accent-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1253_CI_AS_KI_WI

124

grnoacce.253

Dictionary order, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1253_CI_AI_KI_WI

128

binary.254

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1254_BIN

129

diction.254

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1254_CS_AS_KI_WI

130

nocase.254

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1254_CI_AS_KI_WI

136

binary.255

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1255_BIN

137

diction.255

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1255_CS_AS_KI_WI

138

nocase.255

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1255_CI_AS_KI_WI

144

binary.256

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1256_BIN

145

diction.256

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1256_CS_AS_KI_WI

146

nocase.256

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1256_CI_AS_KI_WI

152

binary.257

Binary

SQL_Latin1_General_1257_BIN

153

diction.257

Dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1257_CS_AS_KI_WI

154

nocase.257

Dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1257_CI_AS_KI_WI

155

etidic.257

Estonian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Estonian_Cp1257_CS_AS_KI_WI

156

etinc.257

Estonian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Estonian_Cp1257_CI_AS_KI_WI

157

lvidic.257

Latvian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Latvian_Cp1257_CS_AS_KI_WI

158

lvinc.257

Latvian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Latvian_Cp1257_CI_AS_KI_WI

159

lthdic.257

Lithuanian dictionary order, case-sensitive

SQL_Lithuanian_Cp1257_CS_AS_KI_WI

160

lthnc.257

Lithuanian dictionary order, case-insensitive

SQL_Lithuanian_Cp1257_CI_AS_KI_WI

183

danonocp.iso

Danish/Norwegian dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Danish_Pref_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

184

islanocp.iso

Swedish/Finnish[Phone] dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_SwedishPhone_Pref_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

185

svf2nocp.iso.iso

Swedish/Finnish[Std] dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_SwedishStd_Pref_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

186

islanocp.iso

Icelandic dictionary order, case-insensitive, uppercase preference

SQL_Icelandic_Pref_Cp1_CI_AS_KI_WI

NoteNote

Each SQL collation name has an equivalent string in Transact-SQL code. For more information, see SQL Server Collation Name (Transact-SQL).

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