Invalid partition number %I64d specified for %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’, partition number can range from 1 to %d.

Error Message:
Msg 7722, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid partition number %I64d specified for %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’, partition number can range from 1 to %d.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears, when attempting to execute an ALTER TABLE SWITCH command for which an an invalid partition number is specified.

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

Resolution:
Error of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement can not be executed this way. Valid partition number are in the range 0 – 1000.

Versions:
This error message was introduced with SQL Server 2005.

Example(s):
CREATE PARTITION FUNCTION myPartFunction (int)
    AS RANGE LEFT FOR VALUES (1, 10, 100);
GO

CREATE PARTITION SCHEME myPartScheme
    AS PARTITION myPartFunction
   ALL TO ([PRIMARY]);
GO

CREATE TABLE myPartTable
(
 c1 int
)
ON myPartScheme (c1);

GO
CREATE TABLE dbo.myNonPartTable
(
 c1 int
)
ON [PRIMARY];
GO
ALTER TABLE myPartTable SWITCH PARTITION -1 TO dbo.myNonPartTable ;
GO

DROP TABLE myNonPartTable, myPartTable;
DROP PARTITION SCHEME myPartScheme;
DROP PARTITION FUNCTION myPartFunction;

Remarks:
In the above example a partition number of -1 is specified. This causes the error.




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