How to change Database Collation in MsSQL Server?

Collation is a configuration-level setting in MSSQL. It directs how the character data will be handled by the MsSQL Database within the server, database, or column level.

You can change the Database Collation using the SQL Commands as well as from GUI. Following are the steps to change the Collation for a Database on MsSQL.

Note: Consult your Database/Web Developer before making these changes.

1. Log in to the SQL Server using the SQL Management Studio.

2. Right-Click on the Database name and select the Properties. It will open the Database Properties Dialogue Box.


3. Click on Options. You will see the Collation field with the drop-down.


4. Select your required Collation and click the OK Button.

You have changed the Database Collation successfully.

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