STMPointFromText (geography Data Type)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns a geography instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation, augmented with any Z (elevation) and M (measure) values carried by the instance.


STMPointFromText ( 'multipoint_tagged_text', SRID )  


Is the WKT representation of the geographyMultiPoint instance you wish to return. multipoint_tagged_text is an nvarchar(max) expression.

Is an int expression representing the spatial reference ID (SRID) of the geographyMultiPoint instance you wish to return.

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

OGC type: MultiPoint


This method throws a FormatException if the input is not well-formatted.


The following example uses STMPointFromText() to create a geography instance.

DECLARE @g geography;   
SET @g = geography::STMPointFromText('MULTIPOINT(-122.360 47.656, -122.343 47.656)', 4326);  
SELECT @g.ToString();  

See Also

OGC Static Geography Methods