Question: “I often get errors when I insert values into a table, I want to gracefully catch them, how do I do that.”
Answer: Very simple. Just use TRY… CATCH. Here is the simple example of TRY…CATCH I have blogged earlier when it was introduced.
Here is the example, I have build from the earlier blog post where user can catch the error details during inserting value in table.
First, we will create a sample table.
CREATE TABLE SampleTable (ID INT IDENTITY(1,1), Col VARCHAR(10))
Now we will attempt to insert value in this table which will throw errors and the same error we will catch into the table.
INSERT INTO SampleTable (Col)
ERROR_NUMBER() AS ErrorNumber
,ERROR_MESSAGE() AS ErrorMessage;
The second row of the above table will throw an error as the length of the row is larger than the column in which we are inserting values. It will throw an error and the same error will be caught via TRY…CATCH and it will be displayed in the SELECT statement. Here is the result set.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)