User, group, or role ‘%s’ already exists in the current database.

Error Message:
Msg 15023, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
User, group, or role ‘%s’ already exists in the current database.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to create a user, group, or role that already exists in the current database.

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 cannot be run this way. Users, groups and roles must be unique within a database.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
CREATE ROLE RoleTest AUTHORIZATION dbo;
GO

CREATE ROLE RoleTest AUTHORIZATION dbo;

Remarks:
In the above example we try to create the role RoleTest twice. This raises the error.



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