According to BOL (after typing in "sysmessages" in the search box),
dlevel is a smallint and is For internal use only.
After doing work on customizing sysmessages, however, I would put forth that it is a error-severity-level-specific indicator of relative severity of the error. In other words, it is a way to sub-group or sub-rank the errors within a given severity.
Check into the use of the STATE parameter in the RAISERROR section of BOL for some added insight into what makes me go out on this particular limb (well, BESIDES the motivation to do such things provided by my special extra "Hey Y'all, WATCH THIS" gene passed on to me by my family lineage).
Last edited by TallCowboy0614; 08-01-07 at 18:09.
Non est ei similis.
I just read "100 Things To Do Before You Die". I was surprised that "Yell for help!!" wasn't one of them