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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)

public string Collation { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Collation ()

/** @property */
public void set_Collation (String value)

public function get Collation () : String

public function set Collation (value : String)

Property Value

A String value that specifies the name of the collation.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

You can find the available collation strings in Selecting a SQL 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.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

'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.

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

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.

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