UPDATE (Level 2)

UPDATE (Level 2)
SQL Server 6.x SQL Server 2000
When ARITHABORT was set to OFF, an UPDATE statement encountering an arithmetic overflow condition would set the updated value to NULL, or skip the update if the value belonged to a nonnull column. When SET ARITHABORT is OFF and an INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statement encounters an arithmetic error, SQL Server inserts or updates a NULL value. If the target column is not nullable, the insert or update action fails and the user receives an error.

Expect different results as compared to earlier versions of SQL Server. Use the @@ERROR function to test for errors after UPDATE or INSERT statements.


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