FIX: Data Modification Query with a Distinct Subquery on a View May Cause Error 3624

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BUG #: 58279 (SQLBUG_70)
BUG #: 236167 (SHILOH_bugs)
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SYMPTOMS

Under the following conditions, a client can receive error 3624 (retail assertion) and the client's connection to SQL Server is terminated:
  • A data modification query contains a subquery.
  • The subquery contains a DISTINCT clause.
  • The subquery references a view that also contains a DISTINCT clause.
  • The query is run with a nested loop join.

RESOLUTION

SQL Server 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

SQL Server 7.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 7.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301511 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack

Hotfix

NOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 3.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Version     File name     Platform
   ----------------------------------

   7.00.905    s70905i.exe   x86
   7.00.905    s70905a.exe   alpha
				
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the preceding files may also contain additional files.

WORKAROUND

Rewrite the query to remove the DISTINCT clause in the subquery.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

SQL Server 2000

This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

SQL Server 7.0

This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

The following messages appear in the SQL Server error log file preceded by a stack trace:
2000-08-14 15:13:44.21 kernel SQL Server Assertion: File: <r:\SPHINX\NTDBMS\storeng\drs\oledb\rowsort.h>, line=720 Failed Assertion = 'm_ecP == Ec'.
2000-08-14 15:13:44.23 spid7 Error: 3624, Severity: 20, State: 1.
A retail assertion is a check for invalid data so that the client can be stopped when it is running with unexpected values.

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Article ID: 274266 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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