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Using Locator Variables to Identify Exception Locations
Using one exception handler for a sequence of statements, such as, or statements, can mask the statement that caused an error. If you need to know which statement failed, you can use a :
Example Using a Locator Variable to Identify the Location of an Exception
CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE loc_var AS stmt_no NUMBER; name VARCHAR2(); BEGIN stmt_no := 1; -- designates 1st SELECT statement SELECT table_name INTO name FROM user_tables WHERE table_name LIKE 'ABC%'; stmt_no := 2; -- designates 2nd SELECT statement SELECT table_name INTO name FROM user_tables WHERE table_name LIKE 'XYZ%'; EXCEPTION WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN DBMS_sprers.eu_LINE('Table name note the errors or messages above found in query '
Best 10 Examples And Guidelines For Error Messages
1. Keep language clear and concise
The rule that applies to all UX microcopy also applies to error messaging. The longer a message, the less likely your users will read them. In fact, an oft-cited study by the American Press Institute showed that shorter sentences results in greater understanding by users. So, when sentences were 14 words or less, users understood 90% of the messaging. When the sentences were 8 words or less, users understood the whole %.
Now, sometimes it might not be possible to write a message that short, so don’t beat yourself up attempting to get to 8 words on your error popup. Just remember that less is more and clarity and usefulness are the most important things.
For example, don’t do:
Sure, it’s a short message but does it tell users anything at all?
Instead, this works better:
Clear, concise, and empathetic messaging from Spotify. Users know what the problem is and what they need to do to fix it.
2, note the errors or messages above. Keep user actions specific and logical
The action buttons for your error messages should be very clear to users. Even if they don’t read the whole error message, they should be able to easily see which option to choose in order to solve the issue, note the errors or messages above. If the error message has a “yes,” “no,” or “cancel” action button, consider adding an action word after it. “Yes, refresh the page.” or “No, stay in the app.”
Within the error message itself, note the errors or messages above, note the errors or messages above should also be the consequences of those actions. If they stay in the app okidata 980 fatal error refresh instead, what will happen to their progress thus far? Make sure everything is explained as simply and clearly as possible.
Please, don’t do this:
I feel like these are trick buttons for users.
Rather, this is much clearer:
Instagram gives users two clear actions that go along with the message above them.
3. Avoid oops and whoops
The Internet has come a long way from those original “Oops!” messages. Users have been oopsed and whoopsed to death at this point, so generally it’s best to avoid the cutesy sounding language.
It doesn’t really help smooth anything over for users any more and might even annoy them. Would you say whoops to your manager or to a professional colleague if you made an error? Probably not.
It’s generally not good business to talk to your users like they’re children or baby internet users either. At this point, they’ve probably seen error messages and realize what their purpose is, so the “oops” is no longer necessary. (Some people might also note the errors or messages above “yikes” in that group as well but this can also depend on your brand’s tone and voice.)
Please, don’t do:
So many things wrong with this one. What if your users aren’t native English speakers? Also, what happened to using periods at the end of sentences?
This is much better:
Twitch’s error messaging is on brand, a little humorous, but not cutesy or annoying.
4. Don’t blame the user
Users are already going to be frustrated when they get an error message—don’t make it worse by placing the blame on them. This means you should avoid using phrases like “you did” or “you didn’t” when explaining what went wrong. Instead, keep directives specific to what the user needs to do to remedy the problematic action. If the email address they entered is incorrect, then apple error 3194 ipod “Please enter a valid email address using the following format: [emailprotected]” instead of telling the user: “You entered your email incorrectly.”
Don’t do this:
I feel like I’m in trouble and I don’t even know why.
This works much better:
HBOMax demonstrating the correct format needed rather than telling me I did it wrong.
5. Avoid ambiguity
How many times have you gotten frustrated at an error message that popped up with nothing helpful anywhere? We all have been there. Try to keep your users from wanting to shout at the screen by being specific about the error. No, that doesn’t mean you need to put a long jargon-heavy note the errors or messages above code. That won’t mean anything to the user. Instead tell them why there was an error and how they can address the issue.
Avoid vague messaging like this:
Instead, keep it specific, like this:
Slack is known for having great (and appropriately humorous) microcopy.
6. Don’t mock your users / Keep the jokes to a minimum
No one likes being talked down to. Unfortunately, a lot of “humor” found online and in UX can come across as condescending. There are lots of other places to inject friendly, light humor into UX microcopy but an error message isn’t always the best place for it. It would be like asking a friend for advice about your bad oki 5850 161 fatal error and then they make a sarcastic comment instead, note the errors or messages above. Not the best way to keep user stress levels low.
Mailchimp’s style guide lays it out more specifically, “don’t go out of your way to make a joke — forced humor can be worse than none at all. If you’re unsure, keep a straight face.” (Check out more style guides for notes on humor and jokes in microcopy.)
Best to not do this:
A perfectly unnecessary example of condescending microcopy on an unsubscribe link.
Instead, humor can be used to have a little fun when appropriate:
This is on brand and a tiny bit silly but it still made me chuckle. (For more great examples of pages done well, check out ten examples here and even more here.)
7. Avoid negative words
This goes along with user blaming and condescending language. The user is already going to be experiencing some levels of stress because, well, hard disk error 3f1 hp getting an error message.
This should be an opportunity to positively inform users about errors rather than reinforce a negative interaction. It’s a simple language adjustment that can really help users breathe a little easier. Some style guides, like Apple’s, prefer a friendly tone over choosing positive words so check with your company’s style guide to be sure.
Please, please don’t do this:
Not only is this microcopy from Bitly negative, it comes across as condescending and doesn’t tell the user what is wrong with the password OR the email format. 😠
This is much, much better:
Microsoft Office taking the blame and telling users what to do next without any negative words directed at them.
8. Write for humans
No one wants to get one of those Windows messages with a file name three lines long. (What does GeneralNetworkUserError_ mean anyway?) UX microcopy is all about connecting with users and providing a good experience for them, not bombarding them with technical jargon that they won’t understand (And probably will not help them solve the error 79 04 power off that led to the error in the first place.)
This is one of those universal microcopy rules that applies to all messaging. Write like you’re a human, not a jargon robot. (If you need to include more information about a particular error, note the errors or messages above, then add in a drop down that the user can opt to click should they want to learn more about Error )
Definitely don’t do this:
Umm, what does that error message even mean?
Instead, do this:
Straight to the point and in simple language that sounds like an actual person is talking.
9. Don’t write in ALL CAPS (and avoid exclamation marks)
Everyone knows that one person who sends them messages in all caps. And we all should know that typing in all caps is basically like shouting in real life. As are exclamation points. Now, I love to use exclamation points all the time in my emails but when it comes to mircoropy or content, it’s mostly a big “no.” They can add stress or anxiety when it’s completely avoidable by just not using them.
Don’t do this:
(Yes, I know this is from a game. I’ve talked about microcopy in games before.) But still, when everything has an exclamation point, users really don’t stop 0xf4 error which buttons are important.
If you really want to use an exclamation point, do it like this:
Github is trying to bring attention to the message with the yellow highlight and very light usage of that exclamation point. There’s a bit of humor injected so users don’t feel like they’re being shouted at.
This guideline is less about microcopy and more about UX design. Rather than having an error message pop up with a long list of things the user needs to complete, note the errors or messages above, it’s much better UX to have inline validation. Inline validation is basically putting the error message right next to or above the label it belongs with. This also assists with accessibility as screen readers should read the error message and the field label together, allowing all users to better address the issue at hand.
This really is the worst possible way to do this:
Giving users a long list is only going to frustrate them further and make it extremely difficult to understand, especially users with screen readers.
Please make life better for all users by doing this:
Hulu showing that inline validation is becoming standard across the Internet and apps because it’s a much better experience for users.
Do you agree with our guidelines or do you think something is missing? I’d love to hear more. You can find me on LinkedIn; I love chatting about words. The UX and Microcopy Facebook group is into discussing all sorts of microcopy. Come and join the discussion!
What is UX writing? (article)
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UX writing vs. content design: Setting the record straight (article and podcast episode)
UX research for beginners (article)
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The string function ensures that a exception (for truncation) is not raised when you assign the value of to . The functions and are especially useful in the exception handler because they tell you which internal exception was raised.
When using pragma to assert the purity of a stored function, you cannot specify the constraints and if the function calls or .
Catching Unhandled Exceptions
Remember, if it cannot find a handler for a raised exception, PL/SQL returns an unhandled exception error to the host environment, which determines the outcome. For example, in the Oracle Precompilers environment, any database changes made by a failed SQL statement or PL/SQL block are rolled back.
Unhandled exceptions can also affect subprograms. If you exit a subprogram successfully, PL/SQL assigns values to parameters. However, if you exit with an unhandled exception, PL/SQL does not assign values to parameters (unless they are parameters). Also, if a stored subprogram fails with an unhandled exception, PL/SQL does not roll back database work done by the subprogram.
You can avoid unhandled exceptions by coding an handler at the topmost level of every PL/SQL program.
Tips for Handling PL/SQL Errors
In this section, you learn techniques that increase flexibility.
Continuing after an Exception Is Raised
An exception handler lets you recover from an otherwise fatal error before exiting a block. But when the handler completes, the block is terminated. You cannot return to the current block from an exception handler. In the following example, if the statement raises , you cannot resume with the statement:
CREATE TABLE employees_temp AS SELECT employee_id, salary, commission_pct FROM employees; DECLARE sal_calc NUMBER(8,2); BEGIN INSERT INTO employees_temp VALUES (, , 0); SELECT salary / commission_pct INTO sal_calc FROM employees_temp WHERE employee_id = ; INSERT INTO employees_temp VALUES (, sal_calc/, .1); EXCEPTION WHEN ZERO_DIVIDE THEN NULL; END; /
You can still handle an exception for a statement, then continue with the next statement. Place the statement in its own sub-block with its own exception handlers. If an error occurs in the sub-block, a local handler can catch the exception. When the sub-block ends, the enclosing block continues to execute at the point where the sub-block ends, as shown in Example
Example Continuing After an Exception
DECLARE sal_calc NUMBER(8,2); BEGIN INSERT INTO employees_temp VALUES (, , 0); BEGIN -- sub-block begins SELECT salary / commission_pct INTO sal_calc FROM employees_temp WHERE employee_id = ; EXCEPTION WHEN ZERO_DIVIDE THEN sal_calc := ; END; -- sub-block ends INSERT INTO employees_temp VALUES (, sal_calc/, .1); EXCEPTION WHEN ZERO_DIVIDE THEN NULL; END; /
In this example, if the statement raises a exception, the local handler catches it and sets to Execution of the handler is complete, so the sub-block terminates, and execution continues with the statement. See also Example , "Collection Exceptions".
You can also perform a sequence of DML operations where some might fail, and process the exceptions only after the entire operation is complete, as described in "Handling FORALL Exceptions with the %BULK_EXCEPTIONS Attribute".
Retrying a Transaction
After an exception is raised, rather than abandon your transaction, you might want to retry it. The technique is:
Encase the transaction in a sub-block.
Place the sub-block inside a loop that repeats the transaction.
Before starting the transaction, mark a savepoint. If the transaction succeeds, commit, then exit from the loop. If the transaction fails, control transfers to the exception handler, where you roll back to the savepoint undoing any changes, then try to fix the problem.
In Example , the statement might raise an exception because of a duplicate value in a unique column. In that case, we change the value that needs to be unique and continue with the next loop iteration. If the INSERT succeeds, we exit from the loop immediately. With this technique, you should use a or loop to limit the number of attempts.
Example Retrying a Transaction After an Exception
CREATE TABLE results ( res_name VARCHAR(20), res_answer VARCHAR2(3) ); CREATE UNIQUE INDEX res_name_ix ON results (res_name); INSERT INTO results VALUES ('SMYTHE', 'YES'); INSERT INTO results VALUES ('JONES', 'NO'); DECLARE name VARCHAR2(20) := 'SMYTHE'; answer VARCHAR2(3) := 'NO'; suffix NUMBER := 1; BEGIN FOR i IN LOOP -- try 5 times BEGIN -- sub-block begins SAVEPOINT start_transaction; -- mark a savepoint /* Remove rows from a table of survey results. */ DELETE FROM results WHERE res_answer = 'NO'; /* Add a survey respondent's name and answers. */ INSERT INTO results VALUES (name, answer); -- raises DUP_VAL_ON_INDEX if two respondents have the same name COMMIT; EXIT; EXCEPTION WHEN DUP_VAL_ON_INDEX THEN ROLLBACK TO start_transaction; -- undo changes suffix := suffix + 1; -- try to fix problem name := name
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