Temp Table collation conflict - Error : Cannot resolve the collation conflict between Latin1* and SQL_Latin1*

I can't update temp table. This is my query

CREATE TABLE #temp_po(IndentID INT, OIndentDetailID INT, OD1 VARCHAR(50), OD2 VARCHAR(50), 
        OD3 VARCHAR(50), ORD VARCHAR(50), NIndentDetailID INT, ND1 VARCHAR(50), ND2 VARCHAR(50), 
        ND3 VARCHAR(50), NRD VARCHAR(50), Quantity DECIMAL(15,3))

        INSERT INTO #temp_po(IndentID, OIndentDetailID, OD1, OD2, OD3, ORD)
        SELECT ID.IndentID, ID.IndentDetailID, ID.D1, ID.D2, ID.D3, ID.RandomDimension 
        FROM STR_IndentDetail ID WHERE ID.IndentID = @IndentID

            t.ND1 = CASE WHEN D.D1 = '' THEN NULL ELSE D.D1 END,
            t.ND2 = CASE WHEN D.D2 = '' THEN NULL ELSE D.D2 END,
            t.ND3 = CASE WHEN D.D3 = '' THEN NULL ELSE D.D3 END,
            t.NRD = CASE WHEN D.RandomDim = '' THEN NULL ELSE D.RandomDim END,
            t.Quantity = D.PurchaseQty
            #temp_po t INNER JOIN @detail D ON D.IndentDetailID = t.OIndentDetailID
            t.IndentID = @IndentID

But it gives the error

Cannot resolve the collation conflict between "Latin1_General_CI_AI" and "SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS" in the equal to operation.

How to resolve this problem?

My tempdb collation is Latin1_General_CI_AI and my actual database collation is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS.


  • This happens because the collations on #tempdb.temp_po.OD1 and STR_IndentDetail.D1 are different (and specifically, note that #tempdb is a different, system database, which is generally why it will have a default opinion for collation, unlike your own databases and tables where you may have provided more specific opinions).

    Since you have control over the creation of the temp table, the easiest way to solve this appears to be to create *char columns in the temp table with the same collation as your STR_IndentDetail table:

    CREATE TABLE #temp_po(
        IndentID INT, 
        OIndentDetailID INT, 
        OD1 VARCHAR(50) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS, 
        .. Same for the other *char columns   

    In the situation where you don't have control over the table creation, when you join the columns, another way is to add explicit COLLATE statements in the DML where errors occur, either via COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS or easier, using COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT

    SELECT * FROM #temp_po t INNER JOIN STR_IndentDetail s 
       ON t.OD1 = s.D1 COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS;

    OR, easier

    SELECT * FROM #temp_po t INNER JOIN STR_IndentDetail s 

    SqlFiddle here