STGeomFromText (geometry Data Type)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Returns a geometry instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation augmented with any Z (elevation) and M (measure) values carried by the instance.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
The following example uses STGeomeFromText() to create a geometry instance.
DECLARE @g geometry; SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING (100 100, 20 180, 180 180)', 0); SELECT @g.ToString();