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Converting from Single byte to double byte - C# - MS SQL

Posted on 2014-03-19
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Hi:

I have a C# application that I need to convert to be able to hold non western characters.  The application then needs to store data in an MS SQL database.

How, for example could I take a non-western word from a text box in C# and then convert it and store in sql database.  If the original field was nvarchar(20) in the db, what type of field should I now use in the db to store it?

Any help greatly appreciated.

RBS
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anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
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Check the MS link below:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186939.aspx

Nvarchar columns take up twice as much space over the non-unicode counterparts (char and varchar).

When inserting into unicode columns, use N to indicate it's unicode text:

INSERT INTO MyUnicodeTextTable(NvarcharColumnText)
VALUES (N'someUnicode text')
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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what collation are you using for your database?? You may have to do nothing.
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