Case Sensitive SQL Server

26. October 2007 06:29 by Mrojas in General  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Recently a friend at work had a problem querying a SQL server that indicated that the column name was wrong.

The only thing wrong was the the case. For example he had COLUMN1 instead of Column1. I had never seen that problem in SQLServer.
I had seed that in Sybase but not in SQLServer. He solved that by changing the database collating sequence to something like this:

alter database database1 collate SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AI

the CI in the collating indicates Case Insensitive

For more information on SQL Server collations check:

And you determine your current database collation use a code like this:

USE yourdb>

print 'My database [' + db_name() + '] collation is: ' + cast( DATABASEPROPERTYEX ( db_name(), N'Collation' ) as varchar(128) )

print 'My tempdb database collation is: ' + cast( DATABASEPROPERTYEX ( 'tempdb', N'Collation' ) as varchar(128) )