Browse mode cannot be used with INSERT, SELECT INTO, or UPDATE statements.

Error Message:
Msg 171, Level 15, State 1, Line 8
Browse mode cannot be used with INSERT, SELECT INTO, or UPDATE statements.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use the browse mode in an INSERT, SELECT INTO, or UPDATE 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. The statement cannot be run this way. You cannot use the browse mode in an INSERT, SELECT INTO, or UPDATE statement.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
IF OBJECT_ID(‘dbo.t’) IS NOT NULL
    DROP TABLE dbo.t;
GO

CREATE TABLE dbo.t
(
    c1 int
);
GO

SELECT
    *
INTO
    dbo.t1
FROM
    dbo.t
FOR BROWSE;

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use the browse mode in a SELECT INTO statement. This raises the error.



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