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Database collation and column collation different - Does it matter?

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Greetings!

I have several SQL databases on my system.  At the database level, the collation for all of them is set to LATIN1_GENERAL_BIN.  On some of them, the collation of some columns is set to LATIN1_GENERAL_100_BIN.

Practically speaking, does this matter?  

For example, I will need to combine the data in 2 of these tables that have different column level collations by adding records that only exist in Table1 to Table2.  I did a small test and I was able to add records.

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
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Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
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In your case you're using the same character set (Latin1) and different collations.

Since the collation is a set of rules for comparing characters in a character set, it does not matter when importing data from a field with the same charset.

HTH,
Dan
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Thanks Dan! Exactly what I wanted to know.
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