Errors and Events Reference (Database Engine)

The Events and Errors Message Center on TechNet is the primary source of information on error messages for SQL Server. It improves the customer experience when searching for information on SQL Server error messages, as well as other Microsoft products by enabling customers to perform full-text searches and filter results based on product, version, source, and numeric or symbolic identifier. Additionally, the new interface provides support across multiple languages. The Center will be continually updated with new troubleshooting information on frequently encountered errors.

Future enhancements to the Events and Errors Message Center will make troubleshooting content available in downloadable form, giving you access to it from a computer that is not connected to the Internet.

In This Section

  • Database Engine Events and Errors
    Describes the format of Database Engine error messages and explains how to view error messages and return error messages to applications.

    Provides an explanation of Database EngineĀ error messages, possible causes, and any actions you can take to correct the problem.

External Resources

If you have not found the information you are looking for in the product documentation or on the Web, you can either ask a question in the SQL Server community or request help from Microsoft support.

The following table links to and describes these resources.



SQL Server Community

This site has links to newsgroups and forums monitored by the SQL Server community. It also lists community information sources, such as blogs and Web sites. The SQL Server community is very helpful in answering questions, although an answer cannot be guaranteed.

SQL Server Developer Center Community

This site focuses on the newsgroups, forums, and other community resources that are useful to SQL Server developers.

Microsoft Help and Support

You can use this Web site to open a case with a Microsoft support professional.