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The target column list of an INSERT, UPDATE, or MERGE statement cannot contain both a sparse column and the column set that contains the sparse column. Rewrite the statement to include either the sparse column or the column set, but not both.

A column set is an untyped XML representation that combines some columns of a table into a structured output. An attempt was made to modify both the column set and a column that is included in the column set, causing two references to the same column.

Rewrite the statement to include references to either the column or the column set, but do not include both in the statement.