I discussed the method to change the database and table collation with my client during the Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check.
Question: How to Do Case Insensitive Search?
Collations in SQL Server provide sorting rules, case, and accent sensitivity properties for your data.
I always blog about things which are new and updated but today we are going to write about something which is very old and it is near deprecated. We are going to about the global variable @@DEF_SORTORDER_ID. Let us see what it is and how it was used once.
One of my blog readers sent email to me asking if there is a way to convert CollationID to Collation name. I replied asking more details about the requirement. Here is her reply.
I am in a trouble right now. Due to a hardware crash, I lost many of database files. Unfortunately, I don’t have backups, but I was able to retrieve MDF files. I was trying to follow your blog
Along with long term performance tuning engagement, I also provide quick consult (On Demand) to assist with any short-term issue, which might get fixed by talking to an expert. Some of the questions are very good and I get to learn something. This blog is the result of one such conversation like Case of Different Default Collation on Two Servers.