Saturday, April 14, 2007

Overriding Column Collation

This can be useful when joining across databases or in where clauses.
It effects columns where collation an issue i.e. text content.
Simply make both columns involved in the join/where clause the same collation

SELECT
   COLUMNLIST
FROM TABLE1 t1
INNER JOIN TABLE2 t2
ON t1.CHARCOLUMN COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS = t2.CHARCOLUMN COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

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