Cannot create %S_MSG on view “%.*ls” because it contains the TOP keyword. Consider removing TOP or not indexing the view.

Error Message:
Msg 10101, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
Cannot create %S_MSG on view “%.*ls” because it contains the TOP keyword. Consider removing TOP or not indexing the view.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to create an index on a view that contains the TOP keyword.

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 executed this way. Remove the TOP keyword.

Versions:
This error message was introduced with SQL Server 2000.

Example(s):
SET NUMERIC_ROUNDABORT OFF;
SET ANSI_PADDING,
    ANSI_WARNINGS,
    CONCAT_NULL_YIELDS_NULL,
    ARITHABORT,
    QUOTED_IDENTIFIER,
    ANSI_NULLS ON;
GO

IF OBJECT_ID (‘dbo.v’, ‘View’) IS NOT NULL
   DROP VIEW dbo.v;
GO

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

CREATE TABLE dbo.t
(
    c1 int
);
GO

CREATE VIEW dbo.v
WITH SCHEMABINDING
AS
SELECT TOP 10
    c1
FROM
    dbo.t
GO

CREATE UNIQUE CLUSTERED INDEX cix_v
    ON dbo.v (c1);
GO

Remarks:
In the above example we try to index the view dbo.v. Because the view definition contains the TOP keyword, the error is raised.




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