STStartPoint (geometry Data Type)

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Returns the start point of a geometry instance.


.STStartPoint ( )  

Return Types

SQL Server return type: geometry

CLR return type: SqlGeometry

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) type: Point


STStartPoint() is the equivalent of STPointN (1).


The following example creates a LineString instance and uses STStartPoint() to retrieve the start point of the instance.

DECLARE @g geometry;  
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 2 2, 1 0)', 0;  
SELECT @g.STStartPoint().ToString();  

See Also

STPointN (geometry Data Type)
OGC Methods on Geometry Instances