Statistics cannot be created on object ‘%.*ls’ because the object is not a user table or view.

Error Message:
Msg 1929, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Statistics cannot be created on object ‘%.*ls’ because the object is not a user table or view.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to create a statistic for an object that is not a table or a view.

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

Resolution:
Error 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. Statistics can only be created for table and view 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
CREATE STATISTICS MyStats ON dbo.MyDate(c1)

Remarks:
In the above example we try to create a statistic for a user-defined function. This raises the error.




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