STAsBinary (geometry Data Type)

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

Returns the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Binary (WKB) representation of a geometry instance.


.STAsBinary ( )  

Return Types

SQL Server return type: varbinary(max)

CLR return type: SqlBytes


The following example creates a LineString geometry instance from (0,0) to (2,3) from text. STAsBinary() returns the result in WKB.

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

See Also

OGC Methods on Geometry Instances