Cannot use a BREAK statement outside the scope of a WHILE statement.

Error Message:
Msg 135, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
Cannot use a BREAK statement outside the scope of a WHILE statement.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use a BREAK statement outside the scope of a WHILE loop.

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. A BREAK statement can only be used within the scope of a WHILE loop.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE tempdb;
GO
DECLARE @t VARCHAR(10)
IF OBJECT_ID(‘tempdb..t’) > 0
 DROP TABLE t
 BREAK
GO
CREATE TABLE t
(
 c1 INT PRIMARY KEY
)
GO

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use the BREAK statement in an IF clause. This raises the error.




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