Collation Functions - COLLATIONPROPERTY (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

This function returns the property of a specified collation in SQL Server 2017.

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Syntax

COLLATIONPROPERTY( collation_name , property )  

Arguments

collation_name
The name of the collation. The collation_name argument has an nvarchar(128) data type, with no default value.

property
The collation property. The property argument has a varchar(128) data type, and can have any one of the following values:

Property name Description
CodePage Non-Unicode code page of the collation. See Appendix G DBCS/Unicode Mapping Tables and Appendix H Code Pages to translate these values, and to see their character mappings.
LCID Windows LCID of the collation. See LCID Structure to translate these values (you will first need to convert to varbinary).
ComparisonStyle Windows comparison style of the collation. Returns 0 for all binary collations - both (_BIN) and (_BIN2) - as well as when all properties are case sensitive. Bitmask values:

Ignore case : 1

Ignore accent : 2

Ignore Kana : 65536

Ignore width : 131072

Note: the variation-selector-sensitive (_VSS) option is not represented in this value, even though it affects the comparison behavior.
Version The version of the collation, derived from the collation ID version field. Returns an integer value between 0 and 3.

Collations with "140" in the name return 3.

Collations with "100" in the name return 2.

Collations with "90" in the name return 1.

All other collations return 0.

Return types

sql_variant

Examples

SELECT COLLATIONPROPERTY('Traditional_Spanish_CS_AS_KS_WS', 'CodePage');  

Here is the result set.

1252   

Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

SELECT COLLATIONPROPERTY('Traditional_Spanish_CS_AS_KS_WS', 'CodePage')  

Here is the result set.

1252   

See also

sys.fn_helpcollations (Transact-SQL)