Cannot call methods on %ls.

Error Message:
Msg 258, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
Cannot call methods on %ls.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to call an invalid method for a data type.

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

Resolution:
Errors of the Severity level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement cannot be run this way. The method being called must be valid and compatible for the data type.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
DECLARE @xml varchar(MAX);
SET @xml = ‘<Result />’;
SELECT
    @xml.query (‘for $a in(1, 2), $b in(3, 4)
    where
        $a < $b
    return sum($a + $b)’) as XML;

Remarks:
In the above example we try to call the method .query on a variable of type varchar(MAX). This raises the error.




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2 Responses to “Cannot call methods on %ls.”

  1. will you tell me where i am laging in below example
    error is ‘can not call method on numeric’
    error number is same…

    the trigger is
    ALTER TRIGGER history_update
    ON dbo.Sale_Bill
    FOR UPDATE/* INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE */
    AS
    BEGIN
    if update (Total_received)
    begin

    update PendingBillPaidTransactionHistory
    set PendingBillPaidTransactionHistory.Amount = PendingBillPaidTransactionHistory.Amount + inserted.Total_received – deleted.Total.received
    from inserted, deleted
    where PandingBillPaidTransactionHistory.BillID = Sale_Bill.Bill_id
    and inserted.Bill_id = deleted.Bill_id

    update ReceiptTransaction
    set ReceiptTransaction.TransactionAmount = ReceiptTransaction.TransactionAmount + inserted.Total_received – deleted.Total.received
    from inserted, deleted
    where ReceiptTransaction.TID = (select TID from PandingBillPaidTransactionHistory where PandingBillPaidTransactionHistory.BillID = Sale_Bill.Bill_id)
    and inserted.Bill_id = deleted.Bill_id

    end
    end

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