Msg 4936, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Computed column ‘%.*ls’ in table ‘%.*ls’ cannot be persisted because the column is non-deterministic.
This error message appears when you try to create a persisted computed column whose definition is non-deterministic.
The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.
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. You cannot create a persisted non-deterministic computed column.
This error message was introduced with SQL Server 2000.
IF OBJECT_ID (‘dbo.t’) IS NOT NULL
DROP TABLE dbo.t;
CREATE TABLE dbo.t
c2 AS GETDATE() persisted
In the above example we try to create a persisted computed column with a definition of GETDATE(). This raises the error.