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OracleGlobalization.Sort Not Working Correctly (Doc ID 1460230.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Data Provider for .NET - Version to
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Generic Windows


You are using ODP.NET (Oracle.DataAccess.dll) and the OracleGlobalization class to execute code that sets the default multilingual linguistic sort order:

The Sort property allows you to change the value of NLS_SORT from ODP.NET.

If you inspect the Sort property prior to setting it, it defaults to "BINARY".
If you inspect the Sort property after setting it to "GENERIC_M_CI", it has been set to "GENERIC".

The "_M_CI" suffix has been removed.

"M" designates that the sort is MULTILIGUAL.

"CI" designates that the sort is CASE_INSENSITIVE.

Why is the suffix being removed?


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