FIX: "The incoming tabular data stream (TDS) protocol stream is incorrect" error when the SQLPutData function inserts the SQL_NULL_DATA value in a TVP in SQL Server 2008 R2

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • You run a client application that uses the SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client ODBC driver to bind a table-valued parameter as a data-at-execution column.
  • The client application calls the SQLPutData function to change the table-valued parameter to the SQL_NULL_DATA value.
In this scenario, the client application does not call the SQLPutData function, and you receive the following error message:
[28000] - [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]The incoming tabular data stream (TDS) protocol stream is incorrect. The stream ended unexpectedly

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the ODBC driver does not send the data length of the SQL_NULL_DATA value to the table-valued parameter.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, apply the following fix on a computer that has SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client installed.

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2544793 Cumulative Update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
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 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend 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:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 8. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2534352 Cumulative Update package 8 for SQL Server 2008 R2
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 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend 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:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

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

REFERENCES

For more information about the SQLPutData function, visit the following MSDN website:
General information about the SQLPutData function

For more information about how to use the data-at-execution column, visit the following MSDN website:
How to use the data-at-execution column
For more information about table-valued parameters, visit the following MSDN website:
General information about table-valued parameters

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 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

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Article ID: 2563924 - Last Review: July 18, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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