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THROW statement

The THROW statement can be used to throw an error in a place where something unexpected is happening. Execution of the query will be aborted and the error will be returned to the client.

Statement syntax

SurrealQL Syntax
THROW @error

Example usage

The following query shows example usage of this statement.

-- Throw an error
THROW "some error message";

The following query shows the THROW statement being used to send back a custom error to the client.

-- In this example, we throw a custom error when a user provides invalid signin details
LET $user = (SELECT * FROM user WHERE username = $username AND crypto::argon2::compare(password, $password));
IF !$user {
THROW "You either provided invalid credentials, or a user with the username " + <string> $username + " might not exist.";

RETURN $user;