Changing the character set to include Greek in MSSQL 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, we have a MS SQL db that presently is set up to use data type varchar (150). It communicates with our web CMS via jsp generated from a glassFish server.

    The db is populated with data already but we now need it to store Greek characters which at present it cannot do.

    How do we go about 'switching on' the ability to receive and store Greek characters.

    many thanks for any advice given.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:32 AM


  • Change the column to allow it to store Unicode like this:

    ALTER COLUMN [Data] nvarchar(150) NULL
    Beware that each character no occupies 2 bytes instead on 1

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    • Edited by ErikEJMVP Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:36 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Kalman Toth Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Thursday, February 7, 2013 2:59 AM
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:36 AM