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I'm trying to use stopwords so that some words are skipped by the Full-Text Indexer. I can add those stopwords in the table sys.fulltext_stopwords.

When trying to get a list of and in SQL Server 2012 an error encountered. I'm executing the following (simplified) query:

SELECT sys.fulltext_stopwords.stopword 
FROM sys.fulltext_stopwords     


SELECT sys.fulltext_system_stopwords.stopword 
FROM sys.fulltext_system_stopwords;

The error message I get is:

"Cannot resolve the collation conflict between "Latin1_General_CI_AS" and "Latin1_General_BIN" in the UNION operation."

The database for the first SELECT statement in my query is Latin1_General_CI_AS. The same is true for the , , and databases.

Where does the Latin1_General_BIN come from? It looks like the sys.fulltext_system_stopwords table has a different collation, but why?


I can 'solve' my error by using COLLATE in my query, like this:

SELECT  sys.fulltext_stopwords.stopword COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT
FROM sys.fulltext_stopwords 


SELECT sys.fulltext_system_stopwords.stopword COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT
FROM sys.fulltext_system_stopwords 

I see that the system-stopwords are stored in the resource database, which can explain the difference in collation. The next question would be: why is the collation from the resource database different that the default?

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