Have you ever wanted to uppercase all string columns in a database? Probably not. But, this was still an interesting exercise 🙃
Come explore the actual differences between the seemingly not-so-different binary collations...
Ever notice how IntelliSense in SSMS lists functions that don't work or aren't documented? Here's documentation for one that works: UNCOMPRESS
Beware of big green dragons, er, well, of unexpected changes when changing a column's datatype. You might be unpleasantly surprised! 🙀 Beware!
An in-depth analysis of the new native UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019.
Demystifying What "sqlservr -q" Actually Does (last updated: 2019-01-07 @ 02:25 EST / 2019-01-07 @ 07:45 UTC ) For various reasons, people sometimes find themselves in the unfortunate (and unenviable) situation of having an Instance of SQL Server configured with the wrong Collation. This can often lead to unexpected errors and/or sorting and comparison behavior.… Continue reading Changing the Collation of the Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Come see the complete set of rules governing how you name things in SQL Server
Who will win "Who's Collation is it Anyway?" Database Collation is ahead, but Column Collation isn't about to give up.
Microsoft says string literals not prefixed with "N" are converted to the Code Page of the Database OR referenced column. Is that true?
SQL Server 2017 adds 68 new Collations, but none end with "_SC". This seems to be due to Supplementary Characters being supported by default (which is great 😺).