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Recently I created my SQL Server database on my local computer. I have set its collation to Latin1_General_CI_AI and it is working really fine. I got a problem when I moved the completed work to the web hosting SQL Server. The problem is: they use a different database collation. What should be done here?

More precisely, I need Latin1_General_CI_AI, but they have Czech_CI_AS. There is a difference between them when comparing strings in the Czech language. 

The moment I tried to change the collation of my database, the server asked for the user's permission to do that. Please guide me with this. 

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Try this query if you want to change the database's collation:

ALTER DATABASE MyDataBase COLLATE [NewCollation]

And if you want to change the collation of a column:

ALTER TABLE MyTable ALTER COLUMN Column1 [TYPE] COLLATE [NewCollation]

But there are many limitations on when this can be performed, but this can be denied if the column is used in any index.

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