FIX: Distribution Agent Fails with 'Incorrect Syntax' for Updating Subscribers

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BUG #: 56208 (SQLBUG_70)
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Subscribing to an article that was defined to allow Immediate Updating Subscribers where the column name is a Delimited Identifier and the data type is Text, nText or Image, causes the Distribution agent to fail with the 'Incorrect syntax near...' error while applying the snapshot at the subscriber.

NOTE: If a column name conforms to the rules for Identifiers this problem does not occur.


The column name is not delimited correctly during creation of the sync triggers.


Rename the column to conform to the rules for Identifiers as stated in the SQL Server Books Online.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.


Article ID: 238658 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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