We’ve discussed earlier on the effect of using SQL wildcards, such as ‘%[a-z]%’ with different collation orders, particularly case sensitive ones. Here’s another take on collations, and how different collation orders can sort text differently.
Date formats and conversions
Have you noticed how date conversions can seem a bit arbitrary at times? How a string value is translated to a date depends on a number of factors, including how you perform the conversion and what language settings you have set for your connection. But there are ways to limit your conversion headaches.