sql collation settings during setup


Sorry if I sound silly...however, can I have more than 1 collation setting to be selected during installation of SQL server 2005 with SP4.

For instanace, I wanted to add French_CI_AS to the default SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS Collation setting.

A related question is ...when I select French_CI_AS , this means it supports French language and literals PLUS the default English language (specified under SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS)..???

Thanks in advance, Mandar

more ▼

asked May 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM in Default

avatar image

51 2 2 2

Not a silly question at all!

May 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left

2 answers: sort voted first

When you specify the default collation during setup, you are specifying just that - the default. That's the collation that will be used in various system databases as their default (`tempdb` included).

You still have all collations available to choose from when creating databases / columns / parameters.

more ▼

answered May 20, 2011 at 12:38 AM

avatar image

Matt Whitfield ♦♦
29.5k 62 66 88

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left

When installing, you are being asked for the collation settings for the server, and as such can only choose one.

This will be the default collation for all databases create on the server, unless you specify otherwise when you create the individual databases.

Further to this you can specify the collation of any string, in any of your databases.

Collations are a well discussed topic, I would suggest reviewing the documentation, starting here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144260.aspx

more ▼

answered May 20, 2011 at 12:40 AM

avatar image

Kev Riley ♦♦
66.8k 48 65 81

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 2 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 524.3 kB each and 1.0 MB total.

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

SQL Server Central

Need long-form SQL discussion? SQLserverCentral.com is the place.



asked: May 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Seen: 3756 times

Last Updated: May 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Copyright 2018 Redgate Software. Privacy Policy