SQL Collation – Overview

Collations in SQL Server provide sorting rules, case, and accent sensitivity properties for your data. Collation also keep information about CodePage (character set). So it hold combination of Character Set and Rule governing those characters. Rules for how strings of character data are stored, sorted and compared in SQL Server. At low level, through selection of CodePage it specifies the bit patterns that represent each character and the rules by which characters are sorted and compared. Coll... [More]

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