FIX: Error message when you run a query against a view in SQL Server 2005: "An error occurred while executing batch"

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Article ID: 945892 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50002350 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you create a view that has the view_metadata attribute enabled. Then, you run a query against the view. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: Internal connection fatal error.
This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
  • You set the NO_BROWSETABLE option to ON.
  • You specify the FOR BROWSE clause for the query.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
946608 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Do not use the view_metadata attribute for the view.
  • Use static client-side cursors to run the query in your application.
  • Set the NO_BROWSETABLE option to OFF at the first line in the stored procedure.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

After you install cumulative update package 6, you must also turn on trace flag 210 for the fix to be implemented. We recommend that you add the trace flag as a startup parameter. However, you can also turn on the trace flag dynamically by running a command such as the following:
DBCC TRACEON(210,-1) Go DBCC FREEPROCCACHE Go
Additionally, you must free the cache so that any cached plans that the issue has affected will recompile and reload by using the trace flag option.

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
946608 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. Start SQL Server Management Studio, and then create a new query.
  2. Run the following Transact-SQL statements.
    CREATE DATABASE db1
    GO
    
    USE db1
    GO
    
    CREATE TABLE t1 (b INT PRIMARY KEY, B INT)
    CREATE TABLE t2 (b INT PRIMARY KEY)
    GO
    
    INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (1,NULL)
    INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (2,NULL)
    GO
    
    CREATE VIEW v2
    WITH VIEW_METADATA
    AS
    SELECT * FROM t2
    GO
    
    SET NO_BROWSETABLE ON
    SELECT t1.b
    FROM t1 LEFT JOIN v2 ON t1.b = v2.b
    GO

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005
For more information about the new features and the improvements in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71711
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 945892 - Last Review: February 28, 2008 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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