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.
SQL SERVER – How to Change SQL Server Collation on Microsoft Azure VM (IaaS)
I have been using Microsoft Azure, SQL Virtual Machine (IaaS) for quite some time because few of my clients ask questions about them. My clients generally use images from gallery to deploy SQL Server. Once they realized that they want to change the SQL Server collation instance. I was contacted to know the steps to do that. I learned something new so sharing via the blog.
Caution: Rebuild of system databases is as good as the fresh installation of SQL Server. YOU WOULD LOSE ALL EXISTING INFORMATION so please backup the stuff, if needed.
Interview Question of the Week #031 – How to do Case Sensitive SQL Query Search
Question – How to do case sensitive search on any column of the table? Answer – If Column1 of Table1 has following values ‘CaseSearch, casesearch, CASESEARCH, CaSeSeArCh’, following statement will return you all the four records. SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 = 'casesearch' To make the query case sensitive and…Read More
SQL SERVER – Storing Data in Hindi, Chinese, Gujarati and Tamil (or any other) Language in the Same Table
Long time ago, I have written a blog which talks about multi language support available with SQL Server. SQL SERVER – 2005 – Multiple Language Support I have been getting below questions on regular basics and it still baffles me: How do I pass Hindi parameters in SQL Server procedure…Read More
SQL SERVER – Detecting Database Case Sensitive Property using fn_helpcollations()
In my recent Office Hours, I received a question on how to determine the case sensitivity of the database. Let us learn about how we can Detecting Database Case Sensitive Property using fn_helpcollations().
SQL SERVER – Change Collation of Database Column – T-SQL Script – Consolidating Collations – Extention Script
This document is created by Brian Cidern, he has written this excellent extension to SQL Expert who SQL SERVER – Change Collation of Database Column – T-SQL Script. His scripts are not only extremely helpful to achieve the task of consolidating collations in quick script. His script not only works…Read More
SQL SERVER – Change Collation of Database Column – T-SQL Script
Just a day before I wrote about SQL SERVER – Find Collation of Database and Table Column Using T-SQL and I have received some good comments and one particular question was about how to change collation of database. It is quite simple do so. Let us see following example. USE…Read More