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Greek letters clobbered


Greek letters clobbered

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Alan Spillert
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I need to store information with occasional Greek characters. My
SELECT CONVERT (nvarchar, SERVERPROPERTY('collation')) is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS

Test script:

create table test1 (title nvarchar(200)
INSERT INTO test1 (title )
VALUES ('FcεRI-mediated activity' )
select * from test1

converts the third character from epsilon to "e"

How can I store unicode data correctly?

Thank you for assistance.



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Alter the table as the following to support the Greek character.

ALTER TABLE test1
ALTER COLUMN title nvarchar(200) COLLATE greek_ci_as
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Thank you, but it did not work.

Is there a database-level collation that might be effecting this?



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This worked:

create table test1 (title nvarchar(200) COLLATE greek_ci_as)
INSERT INTO test1 (title)
VALUES (N'FcεRI-mediated activity')
select * from test1

The "alter" works for columns already present.



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The collate change was unnecessary. Not having to change collation makes testing a large application much simpler.



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You won't need to change the collation at all.

The reason it is not storing unicode is because you are not passing the string as Unicode.

add the leading unicode N before your string and this will work.

eg

INSERT INTO [test1] (
[title]
) VALUES (N'FcεRI-mediated activity' )


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