Cannot use HOLDLOCK in browse mode.

Error Message:
Msg 172, Level 15, State 1, Line 6
Cannot use HOLDLOCK in browse mode.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use the HOLDLOCK locking hint in browse mode.

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 HOLDLOCK locking hint in browse mode.

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
    *
FROM
    dbo.t WITH (HOLDLOCK)
FOR BROWSE;

Remarks:
In the above example we try to use the HOLDLOCK locking hint in browse mode. This raises the error.




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