FIX: SQL Server May Generate an Incorrect SQL Script for a Table Constraint When You Use the "Generate SQL Script" Option in Enterprise Manager

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When you try to generate SQL script for a table by using Enterprise Manager, the primary key constraint may be generated incorrectly.


Service pack information

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:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size        File name
   31-May-2003  18:45  2000.80.818.0      78,400   Console.exe      
   25-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340   Dbmslpcn.dll     
   25-Apr-2003  02:12                    786,432   Distmdl.ldf
   25-Apr-2003  02:12                  2,359,296   Distmdl.mdf
   30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180   Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0   1,557,052   Dtsui.dll        
   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0     639,552   Dtswiz.dll       
   24-Apr-2003  02:51                    747,927   Instdist.sql
   03-May-2003  01:56                      1,581   Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692   Msgprox.dll      
   01-Apr-2003  02:07                      1,873   Odsole.sql
   05-Apr-2003  01:46  2000.80.800.0      62,024   Odsole70.dll     
   07-May-2003  20:41  2000.80.819.0      25,144   Opends60.dll     
   02-Apr-2003  21:48  2000.80.796.0      57,904   Osql.exe         
   02-Apr-2003  23:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104   Pfutil80.dll     
   22-May-2003  22:57                     19,195   Qfe469571.sql
   12-Jun-2003  16:37                  1,083,989   Replmerg.sql
   04-Apr-2003  21:53  2000.80.798.0     221,768   Replprov.dll     
   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784   Replrec.dll      
   05-May-2003  00:05                  1,085,874   Replsys.sql
   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0     492,096   Semobj.dll       
   31-May-2003  18:27  2000.80.818.0     172,032   Semobj.rll
   29-May-2003  00:29                    115,944   Sp3_serv_uni.sql
   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0   4,215,360   Sqldmo.dll       
   07-Apr-2003  17:44                     25,172   Sqldumper.exe    
   19-Mar-2003  18:20  2000.80.789.0      28,672   Sqlevn70.rll
   02-Jul-2003  00:18  2000.80.834.0     180,736   Sqlmap70.dll     
   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920   Sqlrepss.dll     
   23-Jun-2003  22:40  2000.80.837.0   7,553,105   Sqlservr.exe     
   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644   Sqlvdi.dll       
   25-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340   Ssmslpcn.dll     
   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      82,492   Ssnetlib.dll     
   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0      25,148   Ssnmpn70.dll     
   01-Jun-2003  01:01  2000.80.818.0     158,240   Svrnetcn.dll     
   31-May-2003  18:59  2000.80.818.0      76,416   Svrnetcn.exe     
   30-Apr-2003  23:52  2000.80.816.0      45,132   Ums.dll          
   02-Jul-2003  00:19  2000.80.834.0      98,816   Xpweb70.dll      
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.


This issue occurs because the sp_MStablekeys system stored procedure sometimes returns logically incorrect results. Because you use sp_MStablekeys to script out a table and its constraints, you end up generating incorrect script for table constraints.

For this reason, you can experience this problem in other scenarios where this system stored procedure is used. For example, you might experience this problem with replication. Replication uses the sp_MStablekeys stored procedure to script out the tables that are marked for replication (on the publisher) to create those tables on the subscriber. When the Distribution Agent tries to create a primary key on the subscriber that is based on the generated script from the publisher, it will fail, and you receive this error message:
Cannot use empty object or column names


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.


Article ID: 821806 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 6.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
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