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SQLCMD and the Question Mark

Solomon Rutzky stops SQLCMD in its tracks:

This is the story of one such time that I stumbled upon something interesting, and all because I made a mistake. I was doing testing for the previous post (mentioned above) and somehow entered an extra character, or forgot the closing quote on a string literal, or something. Either way, I submitted some T-SQL in the sqlcmd utility that should have produced a parsing error. But instead, it cancelled the entire query batch, and without returning any errors.

Read on to learn more and maybe have a little fun with co-workers.

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