Msg 177, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
The IDENTITY function can only be used when the SELECT statement has an INTO clause.
This error message appears when you try to use the IDENTITY function without the scope of a SELECT INTO statement
The SQL statement cannot be parsed and further execution is stopped.
Error of the Severity level 15 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The IDENTITY function can only be used in a SELECT INTO statement.
All versions of SQL Server.
SELECT IDENTITY(INT, 1, 1) AS seq, *
WHERE CustomerID LIKE ‘B%’
In the above example we try to use the IDENTITY function in a SELECT statement without INTO clause. This raises the error.