Starting from Microsoft SQL Server 2012, errors raised by sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities (such as when an object has undergone a schema change) cannot be caught in a TRY...CATCH Transact-SQL block. While this behavior is expected in SQL Server 2012 and above, this improvement introduces a new column that's called is_incomplete to the Dynamic Management View (DMV).

Column name

Data type




1 = If an error occurs before all columns could be processed.

0= If all columns are processed successfully without errors.

More Information

To get more information about the DMV sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities, you can refer to the following link:

sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities (Transact-SQL)


Service pack information for SQL Server

This update is included in the following service packs for SQL Server:

       Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016

      Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2014

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

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