The size (%d) given to the %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’ exceeds the maximum allowed for any data type (%d).

Error Message:
Msg 131, Level 15, State 2, Line 3
The size (%d) given to the %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’ exceeds the maximum allowed for any data type (%d).

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to specify a size for a column that exceeds the maximum allowed size for any data type.

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. The size must be within the allowed range.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE tempdb;
GO
IF OBJECT_ID(‘tempdb..#t’) > 0
 DROP TABLE #t
GO
CREATE TABLE #t
(
 id CHAR(8001)
);
GO

Remarks:
In the above example we try to create a column of type CHAR with a size of 8001. This is beyond the allowed size and raises the error.




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