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I would like to use SQL Server @@langid variable to return different data based on current connection language (set in connection string or with SET LANGUAGE). This works perfectly well for built-in languages, but there are just 34 of them and I'd like to make sure this technique is extensible.

As far as I understand, languages are stored in syslanguages table. Is there a way to add custom language to running SQL Server instance?

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No, you can't add custom languages to the SQL Server system.

An end user won't interact with the system as such: you'd implement multi-language within your database design/application. The system language is irrelevant.

  • "you can't add custom languages to the SQL Server system" - do you have any references for this statement please? – Arthur Stankevich Apr 8 '16 at 10:50
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    No, because documentation only tells you what you can do usually. – gbn Apr 8 '16 at 11:00

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