FIX: Running a Stored Procedure While SET FMTONLY is Off and On Can Cause 602, 604 and 618 Error Messages

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BUG #: 58127 (SQLBUG_70)
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Under the following conditions, error messages 602, 604 and 618 might appear in the SQL Server errorlog with a severity level of 21, which terminates the client connection:

  • A stored procedure is run repeatedly while SET FMTONLY is enabled and disabled.

  • The stored procedure creates and selects from temporary tables.


Minimize the use of temporary tables in stored procedures that are run on a frequent basis.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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Here is the expected text from the errorlog for the three possible error messages:

Error 602:

2000-06-30 11:10:18.33 spid16 Error: 602, Severity: 21, State: 1
2000-06-30 11:10:18.33 spid16 Could not find row in sysindexes for database ID 2, object ID 1967346073, index ID -1. Run DBCC CHECKTABLE on sysindexes..
Error 604:
2000-06-30 11:13:30.85 spid16 Error: 604, Severity: 21, State: 5
2000-06-30 11:13:30.85 spid16 Could not find row in sysobjects for object ID 0 in database '0'. Run DBCC CHECKTABLE on sysobjects..
Error 618:
2000-06-30 11:11:26.71 spid10 Error: 618, Severity: 21, State: 1
2000-06-30 11:11:26.71 spid10 A varno of 666 was passed to the opentable system function. The largest valid value is 257..


Article ID: 267599 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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