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I have just restored a copy of a database created by a third party company on a second server so I can test it.

When I ran into the inevitable problems, the 3rd party support guy looked at it and said that I should expect problems because the database collation (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS) was different from the server collation (Latin1_General_CI_AS). He said that if I reconciled the server collation to the database collation (not the reverse) it would be just fine.

I am familiar with the concept of collation but have the following questions:

1. How to change the server collation to SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS ?

2. Why might it matter that the two are different?

I don't want to change anything if I don't have to as rumour has it that the process is rather messy.

TIA

Hopeful Kiwi
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if you want to change collation of sql server itself, follow the below link

http://blogs.digineer.com/blogs/jasons/archive/2007/10/18/change-sql-server-collation.aspx

if you want to change collation of only one database than

alter database dbname collate SQL_LATIN_GENERAL1_CI_AS
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Hi Ritesh

Sorry about the long delay, due to the fact that I am dependent on other people to put the changes through for me.

I will assign points as soon as I know how they have got on.

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Hi Ritesh

The IT people have finally come back. I posted them the link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179254(SQL.90).aspx from one of the comments under the thread that you mentioned , and they managed OK. They created a separate server instance with the corrected collation as there was already another database on the physical server which they didn't want to disturb.

Thanks for your help.

Hopeful Kiwi
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glad to know that you are now free from this problem.

Ritesh Shah

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