Line %d: Incorrect syntax near ‘%.*ls’.

Error Message:
Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line %d
Line %d: Incorrect syntax near ‘%.*ls’.

or:
Server: Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line %d
Incorrect syntax near ‘%.*ls’.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when the parser encounters invalid syntax.

Consequences:
The SQL statement cannot be parsed and further execution is stopped.

Resolution:
Error of the severity level 15 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
SELECT GETDATE())

Remarks:
The root causes of this error are manifold and almost impossible to be mentioned or listed in their entirety. You need to check the statement that caused the error carefully.

In SQL Server 2005 the error message 170 has been removed.




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