Unhelpful error messages

Following my last post on the login failed message not being as helpful as it could be (half-error-message-login-failed-for-user-reason-failed-to-open-the-explicitly-specified-database) I thought it would be good if people could post any other unhelpful error messages.

I posted a related message a couple of years ago Whats-the-most-annoying-error-message

The most annoying message in my view has to be the "String or binary data would be truncated." Error 8152. This already has a connect submission (Improved error message when you try to put too large a value in a column) and is the 24th highest voted connect item.

They made a big investment in error messages in 2005 and hopefully they can tackle the last few bad messages.

Do you have any other error messages that you think could be more helpful?

Published Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:50 PM by simonsabin


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