When you run scripts in SSMS and get an error, the error references a line number in the t-sql statement that caused the error. If you double click the error, SSMS will take you to the error. This works even if you have multiple statements in your query window. So it can be a really helpful feature. But if the error is in code that isn’t in the query window (for instance in a referenced stored procedure), nothing happens when you double click. In that case it can be good to know how SSMS calculates the line number in error messages.