Subject Re: Error messages - an area subject to improvement?
Author Ian A. Newby
Hi All,

The worst error message I have encountered so far is the
dreaded "Arithmetic exception, Numeric overflow or String Truncation

I have spent two days looking through a nested set of SQL, SP's,
Views and tables to identify which column in which table caused the
problem. (It turned out it was in a different table altogether
updated by a trigger!).

Anything that can be done to give more meaningful information in
error messages should be done.

Ian Newby