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Returns a message to the client, or display a message in the database server messages window.
PRINT format-string [, arg-list ]
The PRINT statement returns a message to the client window if you are connected from an Open Client application or jConnect application. If you are connected from an Embedded SQL or ODBC application, the message is displayed in the database server messages window.
The format string can contain place holders for the arguments in the optional argument list. These place holders are of the form %nn!, where nn is an integer between 1 and 20.
Not in the standard.
The following statement displays a message:
PRINT 'Display this message';
The following statement illustrates the use of placeholders in the PRINT statement:
DECLARE @var1 INT, @var2 INT SELECT @var1 = 3, @var2 = 5 PRINT 'Variable 1 = %1!, Variable 2 = %2!', @var1, @var2