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STStartPoint (geometry Data Type)


Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Returns the start point of a geometry instance.

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

.STStartPoint ( )

SQL Server return type: geometry

CLR return type: SqlGeometry

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) type: Point

STStartPoint() is the equivalent of STPointN (1).

The following example creates a LineString instance and uses STStartPoint() to retrieve the start point of the instance.

DECLARE @g geometry;
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 2 2, 1 0)', 0;
SELECT @g.STStartPoint().ToString();
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