A SELECT INTO statement cannot contain a SELECT statement that assigns values to a variable.

Error Message:
Msg 194, Level 15, State 1, Line 2
A SELECT INTO statement cannot contain a SELECT statement that assigns values to a variable.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to assign a value to a variable within a SELECT INTO statement.

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. You cannot assign a value to a variable within a SELECT INTO statement.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
DECLARE @OrderID INT
SELECT *, @OrderID = OrderID
  INTO #t
  FROM Northwind.dbo.Orders
 WHERE CustomerID LIKE ‘B%’

Remarks:
In the above example we try to assign a value to the variable @OrderID in a SELECT INTO statement. This raises the error.




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