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BUG #: 236443 (shiloh_bugs)
If the column type of a table is changed by using an ALTER TABLE statement, a subsequent INSERT statement may incorrectly insert a NULL value instead of the value supplied in the INSERT statement.
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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/EN-US/ )INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
HotfixNOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.
Version File name Platform ------------------------------------ 8.00.217 S80217i.exe Intel
Create a new table with desired column types and copy the original table into the new table.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.