SQL Collation and migration

Posted on 2008-06-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Dear experts,

I have a MS-SQL server that uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_Cl_AS as its default collation. Now, I want to export the whole database to another brand new SQL 2005 server, to which I can apply whatever collation I need.

So now I have two simple questions:

1. AFAIK, that collation uses Latin characters; character insensitive; accent sensitive. However, for my purpose an accent insensitive collation might be more appropriated. The Latin characters are also a must. What type of collation do you suggest that I assign to the new server?

2. How can I export that database (I was requested a dump file) so that ir "converts" the data to the new database collation method I decide to use (after your suggestion)?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Question by:HelderConde
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sbagireddi earned 400 total points
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and look up the "Collate" syntax.

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Thanks for your replies. Those answers you provided will allow me to alter the collation type of my database. Cool.

However, my main question is: which Collation should I use?

Best regards and thanks for your help.


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Oh, and by the way, please keep in mind that I'm searching for an accent insensitive collation, ok?



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sbagireddi earned 400 total points
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I think this should suit your purpose: SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1_CI_AI

Although you may want to check this out:


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