A Completely Complete Guide to how many bytes are used to represent characters in the T-SQL string datatypes
Unicode escape sequences across various languages and platforms (including Supplementary Characters), with working examples
Learn how to get a list of all Unicode characters to copy and paste, or use in queries / web pages / programs, or search by value, etc.
Have you ever wanted to uppercase all string columns in a database? Probably not. But, this was still an interesting exercise 🙃
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.
Need to change the collation at ALL levels? Prefer to avoid reloading all objects and data? Learn what the "sqlservr -q" option does, and doesn't, do.