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Which “special” characters are allowed in SQL Server varchar fields?


Which “special” characters are allowed in SQL Server varchar fields?

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Hi Guys,

I'm trying to update CompanyName Column in a table my query is very simple:

Update dbo.CompassAD

SET CompanyName = 'BWTS SPECIALIZED-PPC KRAAIFONTEIN'

WHERE CompanyName = 'BWTS SPECIALIZED û PPC KRAAIFONTEIN'

The problem is it returns no data when I execute the query and column datatype is Varchar(350).

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Maybe you should use unicode? (the nvarchar data type)


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To answer your question in the subject header, it depends on your collation. Each collation contains some special varchar characters, but they vary.
What is the collation of your column?

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Hi Koen Verbeeck
It worked changed my datatype to nvachar..thanks a lot.
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