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What is collation?

Posted By :nishithraj     Posted Date :November 28, 2009    Points :10   Category :Sql Server 
Collation is a set of rules to determine the sort or strings.
It uses the following options to specify the sort order
They are case-sensitivity, accent marks, character size and kana character types for some specific languages(e.g. Japanese).

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