Parse (geometry)

Parse (geometry)#

Returns a geometry instance from an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Well-Known Text (WKT) representation. Parse() is equivalent to STGeomFromText(), with the exception that it assumes a spatial reference ID (SRID) of 0 as a parameter. The input may carry optional Z (elevation) and M (measure) values.


.Parse ( 'geometry_tagged_text' )



Is the WKT representation of the geometry instance you wish to return. geometry_tagged_text is an nvarchar expression.

Return type#



The OGC type of the geometry instance returned by Parse() is set to the corresponding WKT input.

The string ‘Null’ will be interpreted as a null geometry instance.

This method will throw a FormatException if the input is not well-formatted.


Use Parse() to create a geometry instance.

DECLARE @g geometry;
SET @g = geometry::Parse('LINESTRING (100 100, 20 180, 180 180)');
SELECT @g.ToString();

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