Msg 628, Level 16, State 0, Line 1
Cannot issue SAVE TRANSACTION when there is no active transaction.
This error message appears when you try to run a SAVE TRANSACTION statement when there is no active transaction.
The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.
Error of the Severity level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement can not be run this way. You can run a SAVE TRANSACTION statement only when there is an active transaction.
All versions of SQL Server.
SAVE TRANSACTION a
In the above example we try to run a SAVE TRANSACTION statement. Because this is the only statement in the batch and there are no active transactions, the error is raised.