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SQL Server 2000 ErrorMessages vs SQL Server 2005

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Hi,
In sqlserver 2000  I check @@Error after each and very SQL Statement and if > 0 return -1

In Current 2005 in Catch Block  I use ERROR_MESSAGE (System function) to catch error and Raise it back to my client.

In SQL Server 2000  Cant we use ERRORMESSAGE (Detailed Description of Error like in SQLServer 2005) in a stored procedure...
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http://sqljunkies.com/Article/564F5D77-2F7E-41FB-91C7-353B6D84BF94.scuk
This is a goodway to handle errors with detailed messages
HTH
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so in sql server 2000 we have to create our own custom message descriptions to give a clear picture of the Error by adding to to sp_addmessage

But in SQL Server 2005 we dont need to do anything of that sort and its pretty straight forward using
inbuilt system function ERROR_Message ......Am I right?
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as far as i am aware yes...
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Yep, in the catch block just use the ERROR_MESSAGE() function to retrieve the error that caused that fact that the catch block was entered. So no more @@Error catching after each SQL statement, just run some code in a try block and do the error tracking and handling in the catch block with the above mentioned function.

Also these functions can add some nice functionality:
        ERROR_NUMBER() AS ErrorNumber,
        ERROR_SEVERITY() AS ErrorSeverity,
        ERROR_STATE() AS ErrorState,
        ERROR_PROCEDURE() AS ErrorProcedure,
        ERROR_LINE() AS ErrorLine,
        ERROR_MESSAGE() AS ErrorMessage;
(also in the catch block !)

Hope this helps ...
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So my final quesiton is this... IN Sql Server 2000 There is no way to catch and use RaisERROR to the client directly like u do in SQL Server 2005 ERROR_Message............. So only ErrorNumbers can be Raised in SQL Server 2000  ........So no message information being raised
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I think you are correct with that assumption
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Indeed, that is correct ... when you do not declare the user messages first.
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