Author Bryan Hamby (@galador)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS



Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaAvailableCollation on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaAvailableCollation.


Return available collations for a given SQL Server


Returns the list of collations available on each SQL Server. Only the connect permission is required to get this information.


    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]




Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaAvailableCollation -SqlInstance sql2016

Gets all the collations from server sql2016 using NT authentication

Required Parameters


TThe target SQL Server instance or instances. Only connect permission is required.

Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters


Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

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Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False