Msg 179, Level 15, State 1, Line 3
Cannot use the OUTPUT option when passing a constant to a stored procedure.
This error message appears when you try to execute a stored procedure with an OUTPUT parameter, but pass a constant to that parameter.
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. You cannot pass a constant to a procedure for a parameter marked as OUTPUT parameter.
All versions of SQL Server.
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.uspT (@p1 int OUTPUT)
DECLARE @p1 int;
EXEC dbo.uspT 1 OUTPUT;
DROP PROCEDURE dbo.uspT;
In the above example we try to call the stored procedure dbo.uspT, for which the first parameter is marked as OUTPUT parameter. In the call however the constant 1 is passed. This raises the error.