FIX: SQL Server 2000 SP3 may generate slower query plans and bad cardinality estimates

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SYMPTOMS

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 may start generating slower query plans in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) if the following conditions are true:
  • The query contains an OUTER JOIN operator, and a view is used as the inner table of the outer join. (The view is the right table of a left join or the left table of a right join.)
  • The view specifies an expression in its SELECT list, such as an arithmetic operation, a CONVERT operator, or another function.
  • The view does not use DISTINCT, TOP, or GROUP BY operators or any aggregate operators, such as COUNT(*).
This problem is a regression from a SQL Server 2000 SP3 fix that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
321541 FIX: SQL Server might return incorrect results when you use an outer join and a view
The fix changes the tree structure that the SQL Server query optimizer receives when the parser operates on a query that contains a view that meets the previously described conditions. Because of this change, the SQL Server query optimizer cannot use the available statistics from the base table that is specified in the view. As a result, the cardinality estimates are different, and this difference may affect the execution plan that you choose.

RESOLUTION

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 hotfix 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
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   31-May-2003  16:45  2000.80.818.0      78,400  Console.exe      
   24-Jun-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll     
   25-Apr-2003  00:12                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf
   25-Apr-2003  00:12                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf
   29-Jan-2003  23:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
   12-Sep-2003  01:26  2000.80.859.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll       
   26-Aug-2003  18:16  2000.80.854.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll      
   23-Jun-2003  20:40  2000.80.837.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll        
   23-Jun-2003  20:40  2000.80.837.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll       
   24-Apr-2003  00:51                    747,927  Instdist.sql
   02-May-2003  23:56                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
   08-Feb-2003  04:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll      
   01-Apr-2003  00:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql
   04-Apr-2003  23:46  2000.80.800.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll     
   07-May-2003  18:41  2000.80.819.0      25,144  Opends60.dll     
   02-Apr-2003  19:48  2000.80.796.0      57,904  Osql.exe         
   02-Apr-2003  21:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll     
   04-Aug-2003  16:17                    550,780  Procsyst.sql
   11-Sep-2003  22:37                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql
   22-May-2003  20:57                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql
   05-Sep-2003  23:36                  1,090,932  Replmerg.sql
   06-Sep-2003  05:18  2000.80.858.0     221,768  Replprov.dll     
   06-Sep-2003  05:18  2000.80.858.0     307,784  Replrec.dll      
   05-Sep-2003  22:00                  1,087,150  Replsys.sql
   13-Aug-2003  14:28                    986,603  Repltran.sql
   29-Jul-2003  18:13  2000.80.819.0     492,096  Semobj.dll       
   31-May-2003  16:27  2000.80.818.0     172,032  Semobj.rll
   05-Aug-2003  19:06                    127,884  Sp3_serv_uni.sql
   31-May-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll       
   07-Apr-2003  15:44                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe    
   19-Mar-2003  16:20  2000.80.789.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll
   27-Sep-2003  02:42  2000.80.865.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll     
   03-Sep-2003  00:56  2000.80.857.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll       
   02-Sep-2003  21:03  2000.80.857.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll
   08-Feb-2003  04:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll     
   27-Sep-2003  02:42  2000.80.865.0   7,606,353  Sqlservr.exe     
   25-Jul-2003  19:44  2000.80.845.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll      
   08-Feb-2003  04:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll       
   24-Jun-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll     
   31-May-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll     
   31-May-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll     
   31-May-2003  23:01  2000.80.818.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll     
   31-May-2003  16:59  2000.80.818.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe     
   30-Apr-2003  21:52  2000.80.816.0      45,132  Ums.dll          
   01-Jul-2003  22:19  2000.80.834.0      98,816  Xpweb70.dll      

				
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

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

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

Properties

Article ID: 830298 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • 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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