‘%.*ls’ is not a user table. Cannot perform SET operation.

Error Message:
Msg 8105, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
‘%.*ls’ is not a user table. Cannot perform SET operation.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to execute a SET command on a non-table object.

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. SET options can only be used for table objects.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE tempdb;
GO
IF OBJECT_ID(‘dbo.MyDate’, ‘function’) > 0
 DROP FUNCTION dbo.MyDate
GO
CREATE FUNCTION dbo.MyDate()
RETURNS DATETIME
WITH EXECUTE AS CALLER
AS
BEGIN
 RETURN (GETDATE())
END;
GO

SET IDENTITY_INSERT dbo.MyDate ON

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use the SET IDENTITY_INSERT command on a user-defined functions. This raises the error.




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