A GOTO statement references the label ‘%.*ls’ but the label has not been declared.

Error Message:
Msg 133, Level 15, State 1, Line 10
A GOTO statement references the label ‘%.*ls’ but the label has not been declared.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to reference a label which has not been declared yet

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. All labels that are referenced must also be created.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE tempdb;
GO
DECLARE @i int;
SET @i = 1;
WHILE @i < 10
BEGIN
 SELECT @i
 SET @i = @i + 1
 IF @i = 4 GOTO Branch_2
END
Branch_1:
 SELECT ‘This is Branch_1.’

Remarks:
In the above example we try to jump at a certain condition to the non-existant label Branch_1. This raises the error.




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