sp_helplanguage (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

Reports information about a particular alternative language or about all languages in SQL Server.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_helplanguage [ [ @language = ] 'language' ]  


[ @language = ] 'language' Is the name of the alternative language for which to display information. language is sysname, with a default of NULL. If language is specified, information about the specified language is returned. If language is not specified, information about all languages in the sys.syslanguages compatibility view is returned.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
langid smallint Language identification number.
dateformat nchar(3) Format of the date.
datefirst tinyint First day of the week: 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on through 7 for Sunday.
upgrade int SQL Server version of the last upgrade for this language.
name sysname Language name.
alias sysname Alternative name of the language.
months nvarchar(372) Month names.
shortmonths nvarchar(132) Short month names.
days nvarchar(217) Day names.
lcid int Windows locale ID for the language.
msglangid smallint SQL Server message group ID.


Requires membership in the public role.


A. Returning information about a single language

The following example displays information about the alternative language French.

sp_helplanguage French;  

B. Returning information about all languages

The following example displays information about all installed alternative languages.


See Also

Database Engine Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
@@LANGUAGE (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)