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SQL Server Events: Attention Signal and User Error Message

Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz explains the difference:

Several days ago, I got a service request where we had a conversation about the differences about SQL Server Events: Attention Signal and User Error Message. In the realm of SQL Server, a well-rounded understanding of various events is crucial for optimizing performance, troubleshooting issues, and maintaining a robust database environment. In this article, we’ll delve into three important events: “Attention Signal,” “User Error Message,” and “Command Timeout.” We’ll explore their significance, scenarios where they occur, and provide a practical script to simulate and capture these events. Let’s dive in!

Read on to understand the intent of each of these event types.