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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Configuring your database » International languages and character sets » International language and character set tasks

 

Determining locale information

You can determine locale information using functions such as PROPERTY, DB_PROPERTY, and CONNECTION_PROPERTY. The following table shows how to use these functions to return locale information about the client connection, database, and database server.

System function and parameter Return value
SELECT PROPERTY( 'CharSet' );
Character set of the database server. Usually the character set of the computer hosting the database server.
SELECT PROPERTY( 'DefaultCollation' ); 
Default CHAR collation used by the database server for creating databases.
SELECT PROPERTY( 'DefaultNcharCollation' );
Default NCHAR collation used by the database server for creating databases.
SELECT PROPERTY( 'Language' ); 
The locale language for the database server.
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'CharSet' );
Character set used to store CHAR data in the database.
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'NcharCharSet' );
Character set used to store NCHAR data in the database.
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'MultiByteCharSet' );
Whether CHAR data uses a multibyte character set (On=yes, Off=no).
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'Language' );
Comma-separated list of two-letter codes representing the languages supported by database CHAR collation.
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'Collation' );
CHAR collation name in use by the database server.
SELECT DB_PROPERTY( 'NcharCollation' );
NCHAR collation name in use by the database server.
SELECT CONNECTION_PROPERTY( 'CharSet' );
Client's CHAR data character set.
SELECT CONNECTION_PROPERTY( 'NcharCharSet' );
Character set of NCHAR data for the connection.
SELECT CONNECTION_PROPERTY( 'Language' );
Client language for the connection.
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