Today, I got this weird error on my SQL script in Visual Studio 2017, where in it was highlighting various SQL statements when I copied the SQL file and added it to the project. Below is the exact error in Visual Studio 2017.
Error SQL70001: This statement is not recognized in this context.
However, the solution is simple. Select the file in the solution explorer, click F4 and change the Build option in properties window to none instead of build.