STPointFromText (geography Data Type)

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

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Syntax


STPointFromText ( 'point_tagged_text' , SRID )  

Arguments

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

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

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geography

CLR return type: SqlGeography

OGC type: Point

Remarks

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

Examples

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

DECLARE @g geography;  
SET @g = geography::STPointFromText('POINT(-122.34900 47.65100)', 4326);  
SELECT @g.ToString();  

See Also

OGC Static Geography Methods