Database Collation Is Null

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  • Thanks for the question, but I have to disagree with one of the answers.

    I have a number of offline databases in one of my servers and the following query returns values for all of them

    select name, state_desc, DATABASEPROPERTYEX(name, 'Collation')

    from sys.databases

    where state_desc = 'OFFLINE'

    I can see that BOL states opposite, but if anybody else want to try and share the result, would be great

  • raulggonzalez (1/17/2014)


    Thanks for the question, but I have to disagree with one of the answers.

    I have a number of offline databases in one of my servers and the following query returns values for all of them

    select name, state_desc, DATABASEPROPERTYEX(name, 'Collation')

    from sys.databases

    where state_desc = 'OFFLINE'

    I can see that BOL states opposite, but if anybody else want to try and share the result, would be great

    Most odd - I have the same symptoms one one of my (2005) servers. 6 databases are off line - yet I get a collation for them.

    Any ideas why?

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    raulggonzalez (1/17/2014)


    Thanks for the question, but I have to disagree with one of the answers.

    I have a number of offline databases in one of my servers and the following query returns values for all of them

    select name, state_desc, DATABASEPROPERTYEX(name, 'Collation')

    from sys.databases

    where state_desc = 'OFFLINE'

    I can see that BOL states opposite, but if anybody else want to try and share the result, would be great

    Most odd - I have the same symptoms one one of my (2005) servers. 6 databases are off line - yet I get a collation for them.

    Any ideas why?

    Mine is a 2008R2 Standard SP2 ...

    Wow!! I just tried on another 2008R2 Enterprise SP2 and it does return NULL ...

    And SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition SP1 returns NULL...

    This is pretty weird!

  • nice question .... thanks for sharing

  • Thanks for a simple question to end the week and have a good weekend.

  • Interesting about the inconsistent results.

  • A bit too guessable. If it was going to be select 3, there should have been a few more options. Otherwise its 'one of these things is not like the other', which was easy with the options provided.

  • raulggonzalez (1/17/2014)


    Thanks for the question, but I have to disagree with one of the answers.

    I have a number of offline databases in one of my servers and the following query returns values for all of them

    select name, state_desc, DATABASEPROPERTYEX(name, 'Collation')

    from sys.databases

    where state_desc = 'OFFLINE'

    I can see that BOL states opposite, but if anybody else want to try and share the result, would be great

    I took my test bed offline and got this result on SQLServer2008 (Version 655)

    name state_desc (No column name)

    TWA_Practice OFFLINE NULL

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  • Thomas Abraham (1/17/2014)


    raulggonzalez (1/17/2014)


    Thanks for the question, but I have to disagree with one of the answers.

    I have a number of offline databases in one of my servers and the following query returns values for all of them

    select name, state_desc, DATABASEPROPERTYEX(name, 'Collation')

    from sys.databases

    where state_desc = 'OFFLINE'

    I can see that BOL states opposite, but if anybody else want to try and share the result, would be great

    I took my test bed offline and got this result on SQLServer2008 (Version 655)

    name state_desc (No column name)

    TWA_Practice OFFLINE NULL

    So did I on SQL Server 2008R2 Enterprise and SQL Server 2012 Standard (NULL), but not in 2008R2 Standard (actual value)...

    thanks for your feedback

  • How about if you don't have permissions? doesn't that return a NULL?

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