Export (0) Print
Expand All


SQL Server 2000

Associates up to 128 bytes of binary information with the current session or connection.


SET CONTEXT_INFO { binary | @binary_var }


binary | @binary_var

Specify a binary constant or binary or varbinary variable to associate with the current session or connection.


Session context information is stored in the context_info column in the master.dbo.sysprocesses table. This is a varbinary(128) column.

SET CONTEXT_INFO cannot be specified in a user-defined function. You cannot supply a null value to SET CONTEXT_INFO because the sysprocesses table does not allow null values.

SET CONTEXT_INFO does not accept expressions other than constants or variable names. To set the context information to the result of a function call, you must first place the function call result in a binary or varbinary variable.

When you issue SET CONTEXT_INFO in a stored procedure or trigger, unlike in other SET statements, the new value set for the context information persists after the stored procedure or trigger completes.

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
© 2015 Microsoft