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Database.Collation Property

Gets or sets the default collation used by the database.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)
[SfcPropertyAttribute(SfcPropertyFlags.Expensive)]
public string Collation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String value that specifies the name of the collation.

Implements

IDatabaseOptions.Collation

You can find the available collation strings in Selecting a SQL Server Collation, by running the EnumCollations method, or during SQL Server setup. The collation string contains information about the code page, case-sensitivity, accent sensitivity, and language or alphabet.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Display the current default collation.
Console.WriteLine(db.Collation)

'Display the case-sensitivity of the current collation.
Console.WriteLine("Collation is case-sensitive = " + _
db.CaseSensitive.ToString)
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