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Michael Poppers (11/3/2010)

Yes, he might have been better off listing the possible choice as
SELECT CONVERT(char, SERVERPROPERTY('collation','MyDatabaseName'))

and perhaps that was his intention :-).

Agreed. I work in a training organization and consider myself a quiz expert. Writing many quiz applications and writing the actual quizzes too. I can say with 100% certainty that it was a bad distractor because anyone that knows how to use the convert command would know that you don't put the Database name as the second parameter. You can then remove that possible answer as one that you should select.

It could have been offered as
SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('collation','MyDatabaseName')

and just leave off the Convert portion.
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Michael Poppers (11/3/2010)
[quote] and perhaps that was his intention :-).


Good point. It could have been his attention from the start.

It would not be the first time the QOTD was differant from what the Author thought he had posted.
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I will jump on the bandwagon of not getting the convert to char but will point out that I never like code that just uses the default size for datatypes. I don't like to have to stop and think (or more likely lookup) what the default size is for a given datatype.

This is so much easier to read exactly what is being returned:

SELECT CONVERT(char(30), DATABASEPROPERTYEX('AdevntureWorks', 'Collation'))



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Good question. I learned fn_helpcollations function & its usage.

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