Parse (geometry Data Type)

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

Returns a geometry instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation. Parse() is equivalent to STGeomFromText(), with the exception that it assumes a spatial reference ID (SRID) of 0 as a parameter. The input may carry optional Z (elevation) and M (measure) values.


Parse ( 'geometry_tagged_text' )  


Is the WKT representation of the geometry instance you wish to return. geometry_tagged_text is an nvarchar expression.

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geometry

CLR return type: SqlGeometry


The OGC type of the geometry instance returned by Parse() is set to the corresponding WKT input.

The string 'Null' will be interpreted as a null geometry instance.

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


The following example uses Parse() to create a geometry instance.

DECLARE @g geometry;   
SET @g = geometry::Parse('LINESTRING (100 100, 20 180, 180 180)');  
SELECT @g.ToString();  

See Also

Extended Static Geometry Methods