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Unicode usage in SQL

Reports string literals that use national characters without the N prefix.

Without the N prefix, the string is converted to the default code page of the database. This default code page may not recognize certain characters. For more information, see nchar and nvarchar (Transact-SQL) at

Example (Microsoft SQL Server):

SELECT 'abcde' AS a; SELECT N'abcde' AS b; SELECT 'абвгд' AS c; SELECT N'абвгд' AS d;

The SELECT 'абвгд' AS c; does not have the N prefix, the 'абвгд' part will be highlighted.

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Last modified: 13 July 2023