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Microsoft.SqlServer.Types assembly version RRS feed

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  • I need to know with version of Microsoft.SqlServer.Types assembly SQLServer is using to load spatial data types. I need to get this information by selecting from system tables. There are at least two tables which contain this information, but both of them have different versions:

    If I select from SYS.ASSEMBLY_TYPES, I get version 11, and if I select from SYS.ASSEMBLIES, I get version 13:

    "SELECT assembly_qualified_name FROM SYS.ASSEMBLY_TYPES WHERE assembly_id = 1" returns:

    Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.SqlHierarchyId, Microsoft.SqlServer.Types, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91
    Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.SqlGeometry, Microsoft.SqlServer.Types, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91
    Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.SqlGeography, Microsoft.SqlServer.Types, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91

    "SELECT clr_name FROM SYS.ASSEMBLIES WHERE assembly_id = 1" returns:

    microsoft.sqlserver.types, version=13.0.0.0, culture=neutral, publickeytoken=89845dcd8080cc91, processorarchitecture=msil

    Why these versions are different, and how to know which one is correct?

    Friday, March 30, 2018 12:38 PM

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  • Hi Saulius_1,

    Besides the SQL Server 2016, how many versions of SQL Server did you install on your machine?

    SELECT clr_name FROM SYS.ASSEMBLIES should return the true version of Microsoft.SqlServer.Types namespace, for SQL Server 2016, it should also return the 13.0.0.0. please go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\SDK\Assemblies to chekc the version of Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll.

    I tested the SELECT assembly_qualified_name FROM SYS.ASSEMBLY_TYPES on my machine, but it returns the Null to me. The version returned from your query may be the version of Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.SqlHierarchyId rather than the Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll.

    Best Regards,

    Teige


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