The size (%d) given to the %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’ exceeds the maximum allowed (%d).

Error Message:
Msg 2717, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The size (%d) given to the %S_MSG ‘%.*ls’ exceeds the maximum allowed (%d).

Severity level:

This error message appears when you exceed a maximum for a type declaration

The SQL statement cannot be parsed and further execution is stopped.

Errors of the Severity Level 15 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement cannot be executed this way. Every type declaration must be within the allowed ranges for that type.

All versions of SQL Server.

DECLARE @d decimal(39,0)

In the above example we try to declare a variable of the type decimal(39, 0). This exceeds the allowed maximum of decimal(38, 0) and the error is raised.


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