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 you try to execute an ALTER TABLE SWITCH command with an invalid specification for the partition number.

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. Valid partition numbers must be in the range 1 – 1000.

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

Example(s):
USE Pubs
GO
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 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 we try to use a partition number of -1 in an ALTER TABLE SWITCH command. This raises the error.




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