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Dissecting Error Messages

June, 2005: Dissecting Error Messages

Enumeration Value Description
Default Include exception details identified by the default setting.
Detailed Include all available exception details.
ErrorCollection If an exception contains a collection of errors, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.Errors, include the information about each error in the collection. When this flag is set, all flags specified in the format bitmask will be applied to the error message describing each error in the collection.
Message Include System.Exception.Message.
Source Include System.Exception.Source. For System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException, this shows the name of the OLE DB provider; for System.Data.Odbc.OdbcException, it displays the name of the ODBC driver.
Method Include name of the failed method.
Type Include name of the exception type (without the namespace), such as "SqlException."
ErrorCode Include exception-specific error code, such as System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException.ErrorCode, System.Data.OracleClient.OracleException.Code, System.Runtime.InteropServices.External- Exception.ErrorCode, and System.Net.WebException.Status.
Severity Include error severity, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.Class.
State Include database state, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.State.
MessageNumber Include message number, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.Number.
Procedure Include name of the failed stored procedure, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.Procedure.
Server Include name of the server executing the failed call, such as System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException.Server
NativeError Include native error code, such as System.Data.OleDb.OleDbError.NativeError or System.Data.Odbc.OdbcError.NativeError.
AnsiCode Include ANSI code, such as System.Data.OleDb.OleDbError.SQLState or System.Data.Odbc.OdbcError.SQLState.
StatusCode Include status code, such as System.Web.HttpResponse.StatusCode.
Brief Same as Message | ErrorCollection.
Details Same as Source | Method | Type | ErrorCode.
DatabaseDetails Severity | State | MessageNumber | Procedure | LineNumber | Server | NativeError | AnsiCode.
HttpDetails Same as StatusCode.

Table 4: FormatFlags error options.

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