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what does the N stand for in dbcc shrinkdatabase(N'pubs')

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Doea anyone know what does the N stand for in dbcc shrinkdatabase(N'pubs') ?

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N'pubs' is still a 'pubs' string.

the N' tells the SQL that it is a uni-code string.

I use N to supporting 2 bytes characters wording, such as Chinese wording.
For example,
select * from table1 where ItemName = N'ÅN'


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