How To Configure Character Set

Posted on 2009-06-29
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How do I configure the character set in sql server 2008?

Question by:Mahonek
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by:Raja Jegan R
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To view the list of character set or collations, issue

select * from fn_helpcollations()

To change the collation / character set of your database, then issue

ALTER DATABASE db_name COLLATE collation_name

Hope this helps

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ID: 24741355
After opening the server management studio and pasting select * from fn_helpcollations(), it just runs in a debugging mode.

Author Comment

ID: 24741446
Hold on, it finally gave the result.  I will now try and alter the character set accordingly.

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Mahonek earned 0 total points
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Ok, I ended up uninstalling the SQL Server 2008 and reinstalling it and setting the collation during the install.  I actually missed it during my oringinal install.


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