Invalid collation ‘%.*ls’.

Error Message:
Msg 448, Level 16, State 3, Line 14
Invalid collation ‘%.*ls’.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use an unknown collation in a command.

Consequences:
The SQL statement cannot be parsed and further execution is stopped.

Resolution:
Error of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The specified collation must be corrected. It must be know to SQL Server.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE master;
IF DB_ID (N’MyExample’) > 0
 DROP DATABASE MyExample;
GO
CREATE DATABASE MyExample
ON PRIMARY
( NAME = MyExample_Data,
    FILENAME = ‘E:MyExample_Data.mdf’,
    SIZE = 5,
    MAXSIZE = 4,
    FILEGROWTH = 15% )
LOG ON
( NAME = MyExample_Log,
    FILENAME = ‘E:MyExample_Log.ldf’,
    SIZE = 5MB,
    MAXSIZE = 25MB,
    FILEGROWTH = 5MB )
COLLATE Moon_CI_AI;
GO

Remarks:
In the above example the unknown collation COLLATE Moon_CI_AI raises the error.




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