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Using the RAISERROR command in stored procedure



RAISERROR can return either:

  • A user-defined error message that has been created using the sp_addmessage system stored procedure. These are messages with a message number greater than 50000 that can be viewed in the sys.messages catalog view.

  • A message string specified in the RAISERROR statement.

RAISERROR can also:

  • Assign a specific error number, severity, and state.

  • Request that the error be logged in the Database Engine error log and the Microsoft Windows application log.

  • Substitute argument values into the message text, much like the C language printf_s function.


Use RAISERROR WITH LOG to log error to sql server log.


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