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FIX: "System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small" error message when you perform data synchronization by using Sync Framework 2.1
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When you use Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 to perform data synchronization, you may receive the following error message:
Additionally, when you run the following code against the problematic database to check the @@dbts value, you will find that the value is greater than the limitation of an Integer data type value (2147483647):
System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for a UInt64. At System.Int64.
Note @@DBTS returns the last-used time stamp value of the database.
This issue occurs because Sync Framework performs some calculations on @@dbts after converting the @@dbts value to the Integer data type value. However, when the @dbts value is greater than 2147483647, the value is converted to a negative integer value. Therefore, an OverflowException exception occurs in the later calculations.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
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Installation notesInstall the following Windows Installer packages in the following sequence:
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Sync Framework 2.1 installed.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if affected files are not being used.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.
File informationThe global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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The following code uses an illustrative hexadecimal value (0x00000000A0171FB0). When you run the code, you receive a negative integer value:
The correct implementation is to cast the @@dbts value to the BIGINT data type value before any calculations:
For more information about @@dbts, visit the following MSDN website:
General information about @@dbts