Cannot resolve collation conflict for equal to operation

In one of my query, its giving the following error from GUI.  If I execute the same query in SQL Query Analyzer the error message is the same.

Server: Msg 446, Level 16, State 9, Line 1
Cannot resolve collation conflict for equal to operation.

We have an application which supports DB2 as well as SQL Server.

The same query works fine in DB2.

Also, I dont not want to append 'collate' keyword infront of VARCHAR type columns as this will require a change in query which will not work for DB2.

Please suggest a solution which can be applied on database and not on query.

Thanks in advance

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if you dont want to add collate keyword in the sql, you need to identify the columns used in the query's where clause and make them to use same collation at database level.
ajexpertAuthor Commented:
Hi appari,
Can you please provide the syntax for the same?

syntax is :
alter table tableName
alter column columnName datatype collate collationName


alter table ALL_CODES
alter column CODE_NM varchar(60) collate Japanese_CS_AS

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