Extracting a polygon from a SQL Geometry

So you’ve woken up in the night, screaming, because you can’t figure out how to extract a polygon from a SQL Geometry type, right? Yes, I feel your pain. But don’t worry – a very simple query using the STAsText method will put your mind at ease:

SELECT geometry::STGeomFromText(CONVERT(NVARCHAR(MAX),geometry),4326).STAsText() FROM States

 

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