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STMPointFromText (geography Data Type)


Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Returns a geography 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.

STMPointFromText ( 'multipoint_tagged_text' , SRID )


Is the WKT representation of the geography MultiPoint instance you wish to return. multipoint_tagged_text is an nvarchar(max) expression.


Is an int expression representing the spatial reference ID (SRID) of the geography MultiPoint instance you wish to return.

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

OGC type: MultiPoint

This method throws a FormatException if the input is not well-formatted.

The following example uses STMPointFromText() to create a geography instance.

DECLARE @g geography; 
SET @g = geography::STMPointFromText('MULTIPOINT(-122.360 47.656, -122.343 47.656)', 4326);
SELECT @g.ToString();
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