Cannot use DROP %ls with ‘%.*ls’ because ‘%.*ls’ is a %S_MSG. Use DROP %ls.

Error Message:
Msg 3705, Level 16, State 1, Line 6
Cannot use DROP %ls with ‘%.*ls’ because ‘%.*ls’ is a %S_MSG. Use DROP %ls.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to execute a DROP command for an object of the wrong object type.

Consequences:
The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.

Resolution:
Errors of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement cannot be executed this way. You must use the valid DROP command for the type of object in question.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE tempdb;
GO
CREATE TABLE t
(
 c1 INT
)
IF OBJECT_ID(‘t’) > 0
 DROP PROCEDURE dbo.t
GO
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.t(@i INT)
AS
SET NOCOUNT ON
SELECT @i
RETURN 0
GO
EXEC dbo.t 1

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use a DROP PROCEDURE command for an object of the type table. This raises the error.




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