Philip Yale is a SQL Server DBA for Caudwell Communications who has worked with SQL Server and Sybase since 1994. He and John Kirkwood are coauthors of Sybase ASE System 12.5 Basic Administration (Kirkwood Associates, 2001).
Error handling is an essential part of T-SQL code, but the use and misuse of error-handling routines is poorly understood. Use these error-handling templates to avoid pitfalls and catch errors before they snag your production code.
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