A collation is a set of rules that determine how data is sorted and compared for comparing characters in a character set.

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utf8mb4 in SQL Server Express

We have some web applications based on databases using utf8mb4 as character set and utf8mb4_Standard as collation. We saw that we can use any character we want with this setting. In SQL Server ...
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How to choose a collation for international database?

I'm designing a database which will store data in different languages (using UTF-8), so I think the best way to display the queries results is ordering it according to the user's language during the ...
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Custom Collation on MySQL Unknown

I've created a new collation as per the instructions mysql. In fact this tutorial was the exact use-case I needed. I've added the collation, and restarted mysql. When I try to run ALTER TABLE ...
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Thai and English in a postgresql

I have a postgresql DB with Thai and English values/strings in several tables. Currently I have the following settings | Encoding | Collate | Ctype | | UTF8 | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 ...
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Moving from SQL 2005 [SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS] to 2008 - will I lose any features by using 'backwards compatibility'

We're moving from SQL 2005 [Instance and DB have collation of SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS] to SQL 2008 [which defaults to Latin1_General_CI_AS]. I completed a SQL 2008 R2 installation, and used ...
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SQL Server: TSQL or safe steps needed: Change collation en masse for group of tables

Looking for a safe TSQL (preferred) or safe steps (rather automated if possible) to change collation on dozens of tables in one throw. Background: We have a db, SQL Server 2005, with ~100 tables. ...
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Inserting Serbian Latin and Cyrillic characters

I am using SQL Server 2012 Express as part of my asp.net development workstation. Database and table collation is set to Latin1_General_CI_AI. Attribute types are nvarchar(max) and varchar(max). ...
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MySQL: Illegal mix of collations

I've tried using a stored procedure to create indices, and got the following error: ERROR 1267 (HY000): Illegal mix of collations (utf8_general_ci,IMPLICIT) and ...
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DB collation is used for comparison instead of column collation

I am moving data from one SQL Server to another. lets call them source and destination SQL server. The source SQL Server has collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS and the destination has collation ...
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SORT_SEQUENCE is wrong in as400 library indexes. Can this cause performance issues?

I have 4 AS400s running JDEdwards. Lately a performance issue occured as described here: AS400 Performace issue Although i am not an expert in AS400 , i tried to find out the cause. I think it came ...
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Why would you index text_pattern_ops on a text column?

Today Seven Databases in Seven Weeks introduced me to per-operator indexes. You can index strings for pattern matching the previous queries by creating a text_pattern_ops operator class index, as ...
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Set value of character_set_client to utf8mb4

I'm trying to convert my DB to utf8mb4 by following this guide. I have set: [client] default-character-set = utf8mb4 [mysql] default-character-set = utf8mb4 [mysqld] init-connect='SET NAMES ...
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sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as vs Slovak_CI_AS

Can someone explain to me what is the difference between collation sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as vs Slovak_CI_AS? I have a db set to sql_slovak_cp1250_ci_as and shared hosting supports only Slovak_CI_AS. ...
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mysql/mariadb: ifnull changes collation

It seems that 'ifnull' changes the default collation that is set to be used. I have tried on both mysql and mariadb: Server version: 5.5.34-MariaDB-1~precise-log mariadb.org binary distribution ...
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PosgtreSQL - Change multiple fields collation in one query

I have small database with few text fields with "default" collation. I don't want to recreate database. What is the query to alter all problematic fields at once? To change the single one I can use ...
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MySQL - Server collation utf8_unicode_ci vs table collation utf8_bin: compatibility and performance

I'm not sure whether this belongs to SE DBA, but it sounds more logical ... Our MySQL 5.5.32 on Ubuntu 12.04 64 uses utf8_unicode_ci for the Server collation and some tables, like phpBB3, uses ...
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Multiple charsets and Collations for a Multinational Database

After decades of business speaking with companies that adhere to the general Latin1 Collation, my company is facing the issue of storing information in a different charset and collation: Greek. So, ...
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Recover original utf8 data from latin1 mysql db [duplicate]

We forgot to change charsets in our mysql db after migration on new server. Current situation: mysql> show variables like 'character%'; +--------------------------+----------------------------+ | ...
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Why are there different levels of MySQL collation/charsets?

Looking at the MySQL server variables the server and database collation are set to latin1_swedish_ci but the collaction_connection is utf8_general_ci. Additionally, the collation/charset is set at ...
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MySQL hang during “show collation” on Amazon RDS

MySQL is hanging when I try to do SHOW COLLATION on my Amazon RDS instance. I can use SHOW COLLATION fine with my local database, and other SQL commands work fine on my RDS instance. But Amazon SHOW ...
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How to set the collation in query?

For example, I have created database 'X'. I want to create table with some query. I know how to create table with query like this CREATE TABLE .... But I don't have any idea how to set collation ...
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Implicitly (or proxy) convert to Nvarchar on incoming queries from legacy or 3rd party applications

We have a 3rd party application of which we don't have the source code. This application executes queries on our database without using the "N" prefix before literal strings. It does this in inserts ...
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coercibility and collations

I have a similar situation as described here - http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?103,63845,63845; basically If I run the query in this SP directly, it executes fine: However, if I execute the ...
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Change collation of one database! [duplicate]

I´m new in this forum e I see the problem of Peter. I have de same problem: I want to change the collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS to Latin1_General_CI_AS of one database in SQL Server 2008. ...
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changing TEMPORARY TABLE default collation

when I use CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE to create a temporary table, the collation of this table is utf8_unicode_ci by default. why by default it is utf8_unicode_ci? How can I change the default?
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SQL Server 2000 dateformat permanent change

I am using SQL Server 2000 for an old system web site. I've just hit an issue that is going to cause me endless hassles down the road. When I installed the server on my local system I took all the ...
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What's the meaning of the Collation Code (blank, 90, 100, 110) in SQL Server 2012

During the installation of SQL Server 2012, in the Collation tab, i can choose between French_CI_AS and French_100_CI_AS. What do they mean and which one is newer? When there's no Code, is it newer ...
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Dutch characters in DB2 problem

Ok, first of all, I have really limited knowledge about databases. Problem that I have is next: I inserted few rows with data that contains Dutch characters, such as names of different countries. ...
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Why are non-digits LIKE [0-9]?

My server's default collation is Latin1_General_CI_AS, as determined by this query: SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('Collation') AS Collation; I was surprised to discover that with this collation I can match ...
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Server default collation change or not change

The default collation of our new server is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. However the collation of the other databases which are used as the source to migrate data into the target databases on this ...
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How can I change collation for all tables and columns in MySQL database?

I have a problem with MySQL collation. It turns out that MySQL uses latin1_swedish_ci by default. Collation setup step has been missed on MySQL database instantiation for some reason. Thus, ...
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What's the differences between utf8_general_ci and utf8_unicode_ci and utf8_binary collation in MySQL?

I'm can't find the documentation of MySQL on this topic. Anyone can give some explanations please?
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Correct Code Page or Collation in SQL Server for Portuguese characters

I'm inserting data (Bulk insert and merge update) for a Portuguese data source (CSV files) into my database. Although the DB collation is Latin1-General, case-insensitive, accent-sensitive, ...
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MySQL collate error occurs when sent by PHP app but does not occur in phpMyAdmin

I have a query that uses: t3.`value` LIKE "%someval%" COLLATE utf8_general_ci I load the page in my browser and get this error printed to the screen: COLLATION 'utf8_general_ci' is not valid for ...
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How to determine the collation of a table in PostgreSQL?

I want to script a check of the collations used on my tables in PostgreSQL, but googling for Postgresql detect collation is not working well for me, and the documentation is not making this an easy ...
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SQL Server: Collation of the resource database

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 stopwords and ...
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SQL Server 2005/2008 UTF-8 Collation/Charset

I can't find option(s) directly to set UTF-8 rellated Collations/Charsets in SQL Server 2005/2008, same as is possible to set in another SQL engines, but in SQL Server 2005/2008 are there only Latin ...
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Custom doctrine default character set [closed]

In my.ini mysql file, i have this : [mysqld] collation-server = utf8_general_ci character-set-server = utf8 When i create my database with "doctrine:database:create", my collation db is in ...
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What would make a MySQL database create tables in a different collation other than its default?

I am adding tables to a Wordpress database on my localhost and it is changing my collation from utf8_general_ci to latin1_swedish_ci. I'm kinda stumped because I'm not familiar with working directly ...
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SQL Server 2012 : how to add missing collation

When we run: ALTER DATABASE abc COLLATE Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS ; GO we receive: Msg 448, Level 16, State 3, Line 1 Invalid collation 'Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS'. How can we add the missing ...
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SQL fulltext accent insensitive

I am using SQL Server fulltext containstable and the column which is indexed has collation Czech_CS_AS, so why when I have word "byt" it returns records with word "být" too. I thought that the ...
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Why not use SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS for a global system?

What would be some really good reasons to not use the SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS collation on a system which handles English, German, Japanese, and Chinese data? I'm having a really hard time finding ...
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Server Collation Change Error [closed]

I am using following command to change the collation of my SQL Server R2 (10.50.1600): setup.exe /QUIET /ACTION=REBUILDDATABASE /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLServer /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS=sa /SAPWD=**** ...
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Treating certain Arabic characters as identical

In Arabic we have characters like ا (alef) and أ (alef with hamza). Users write them interchangeably and we want to search them interchangeably. SQL Server treats them as separate characters. How ...
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How do I resolve Postgresql error, 'no collation was derived for column “foo” with collatable type citext'?

Just recently I upgraded from Postgresql 8.4.11 to 9.1.3. I used pg_dump in the process. Now I'm getting an error: ERROR: no collation was derived for column "vin" with collatable type citext ...
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Changing collation type database-wide in MySQL

How do I retroactively update the collation type database wide without dropping and recreating it? I accidentally created a database without specifying UTF8 as the default collation type. I then went ...
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MySQL Character set and Collation Issue.?

I Have a table when i select from the table i got the invalid data as mysql> select budgetID,StartDate,modifiedBy from Table_name order by budgetID desc limit 10; ...
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Is there a collation to sort the following strings in the following order 1,2,3,6,10,10A,10B,11?

I have a database with a VARCHAR column that contains integers of varying length. I want to sort them so 10 comes after 9, not 1, and 70A comes after 70. I was able do this with PATINDEX(), a CTE, and ...
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Design SQL Server 2008 new install … which collation?

A customer has a SQL Server 2005 instance, collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS, with 8 databases ... for a new application, we have been asked to install a SQL Server 2008 with collation ...
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Installed SQL Server 2000 with wrong collation.. how to correct for entire server instance?

I installed SQL 2000 Developer (yes, old, don't ask) on my laptop ... with the wrong collation. Oops! It's showing Latin1_General_CI_AS, but it turns out I need to use SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS ...