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ToString (geography Data Type)

Returns the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of a geography instance augmented with any Z (elevation) and M (measure) values carried by the instance.


.ToString ()

Return Types

SQL Server return type: nvarchar(max)

CLR return type: SqlString


This method returns the string "Null" when called on null instances.


The following example create a LineString instance and uses ToString() to return the text description of the instance.

DECLARE @g geography;
SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(-122.360 47.656, -122.343 47.656)', 4326);
SELECT @g.ToString();

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