Error Handling In Cursors

Spit My Last Error


If you wanna play with the code I used to try things out on your own, here it is:

CREATE TABLE zero_ten (id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY);

INSERT dbo.zero_ten ( id )
SELECT 0 AS id
UNION ALL 
SELECT TOP (10) ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY 1/0)
FROM sys.messages AS m

SELECT * FROM dbo.zero_ten AS zt;
RETURN;

DECLARE c CURSOR LOCAL STATIC FOR
SELECT N'DECLARE @atmosphere INT; SELECT @atmosphere = 1/' + RTRIM(zt.id)
FROM dbo.zero_ten AS zt;

DECLARE @joydivision NVARCHAR(MAX) = N'';
DECLARE @errors TABLE
(
    id INT PRIMARY KEY IDENTITY,
    error_number INT,
    error_severity INT,
    error_state INT,
    error_message NVARCHAR(MAX)
);

OPEN c;
FETCH NEXT FROM c
INTO @joydivision;

WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
    BEGIN TRY
        RAISERROR(@joydivision, 0, 1) WITH NOWAIT;
        EXEC sys.sp_executesql @joydivision;
        FETCH NEXT FROM c INTO @joydivision;
    END TRY
    BEGIN CATCH
        INSERT @errors ( error_number, error_severity, error_state, error_message )
        SELECT ERROR_NUMBER(), ERROR_SEVERITY(), ERROR_STATE(), ERROR_MESSAGE();
        --FETCH NEXT FROM c INTO @joydivision;
    END CATCH;
END;

SELECT *
FROM @errors AS e;

CLOSE c;
DEALLOCATE c;
GO