Browse mode is invalid for statements containing a UNION, INTERSECT or EXCEPT operator.

Error Message:
Msg 198, Level 15, State 1, Line 13
Browse mode is invalid for statements containing a UNION, INTERSECT or EXCEPT operator.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use the browse mode in a statement containing a UNION, INTERSECT, or EXCEPT operator.

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 statement containing a UNION, INTERSECT, or EXCEPT operator.

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
UNION ALL
SELECT
    *
FROM
    dbo.t        
FOR BROWSE;

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use the browse mode in a statement containing a UNION operator. This raises the error.



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