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@@LANGID (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Returns the local language identifier (ID) of the language that is currently being used.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


To view information about language settings, including language ID numbers, run sp_helplanguage without a parameter specified.

The following example sets the language for the current session to Italian, and then uses @@LANGID to return the ID for Italian.


Here is the result set.

Changed language setting to Italiano.
Language ID

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