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fn_helpcollations Function

Posted By: Sarita Patel     Category: SQL Server     Views: 2755

This article explains about fn_helpcollations function in sql server with examples.

fn_helpcollations function returns a list of all the collations supported by sql server.  



Syntax of fn_helpcollations Function :

fn_helpcollations ( )

fn_helpcollations returns following information. 

Column Name

Data Type

Description

Name

sysname

Standard collation name

Description

nvarchar(1000)

Description of the collation

 

 



Examples of fn_helpcollations Function :

Example 1 : Use of fn_helpcollations function in select clause 

SELECT  TOP 4 * 
FROM     ::fn_helpcollations()

Output
name                           description
Albanian_BIN  Albanian, binary sort
Albanian_BIN2  Albanian, binary code point comparison sort
Albanian_CI_AI  Albanian, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive, kanatype-insensitive, width-insensitive
Albanian_CI_AI_WS  Albanian, case-insensitive, accent-insensitive, kanatype-insensitive, width-sensitive

Above example shows top 4 collations supported by sql server.
  
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