The %S_MSG name ‘%.*ls’ contains more than the maximum number of prefixes. The maximum is %d.

Error Message:
Msg 117, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
The %S_MSG name ‘%.*ls’ contains more than the maximum number of prefixes. The maximum is %d.

Severity level:
15.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to use more than the maximum allowed number of prefixes.

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 can not use more than the maximum allowed number of prefixes.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
SELECT
    *
FROM
    master.sys.sys.sys.sysobjects

Remarks:
In the above example we try to run a query that tries to use more than the maximum allowed number of prefixes. This raises the error.



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