STAsText (geometry Data Type)

Returns the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of a geometry instance. This text will not contain any Z (elevation) or M (measure) values carried by the instance.


.STAsText ( )

Return Types

SQL Server return type: nvarchar(max)

CLR return type: SqlChars


The following example uses STAsText() to create a LineString geometry instance from (0,0) to (2,3) from text. It then returns the result in text.

DECLARE @g geometry;
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 2 3)', 0);
SELECT @g.STAsText();

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