Back to top
Documentation SurrealQL Statements THROW statement

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

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;