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COLLATIONPROPERTY (Transact-SQL)

Returns the property of a specified collation.

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COLLATIONPROPERTY( collation_name , property )
collation_name

Is the name of the collation. collation_name is nvarchar(128), and has no default.

property

Is the property of the collation. property is varchar(128), and can be any one of the following values:

Property name

Description

CodePage

Non-Unicode code page of the collation.

LCID

Windows LCID of the collation.

ComparisonStyle

Windows comparison style of the collation. Returns 0 for all binary collations .

Version

The version of the collation, derived from the version field of the collation ID. Returns 2, 1, or 0.

All new collation versions introduced in SQL Server 2008 (collations with "100" in the name) return 2.

All collation versions introduced in SQL Server 2005 (collations with "90" in the name) return 1.

All other collations, introduced in earlier versions of SQL Server return 0.

sql_variant

SELECT COLLATIONPROPERTY('Traditional_Spanish_CS_AS_KS_WS', 'CodePage')

Here is the result set.

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